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 THE CU  SEVENTH YEAR.  CUMBERLAND. B. C. SATURDAY,JUNE .7* ��������� &������  cmt<Mif  IS'  Stevenson & Co  Boys' Boots and Shoes.  For good value in boys strong,  well made boots and shoes, take a  look over our stock. , We have all  sizes from sevens to twos. We  have now first class rubber soled  running shoes for boys and men.  Hats  We have just received a consign-  of men's hats in latest shapes  Linings  f We have the latest thing in colored dress  linings of good quality and in a variety of   colors  at 20 cents a yard.      .  Boys' sweaters and washing blouses at close prices at  Stevenson & Co  fe?^ e8aBB^sa^  Off the Wires  of  tl ���������>*���������*! %?jSf ^5*tf  ������������������.  \)  b  of those Excellent  PEMFZMIN PIANOS  Including one of their Magnificent  Baby Grands..  ON     EXHIBITION     AND     FOR     SALE     AT  M.W.Waitt&Co.'s  60 Government S*-������ Victoria  0/T  Don't fail to get our Terms and  Prices before selecting  a piano.  ARE  at the  STORE.  ggg3gggg*^iSgg33SSgg^������S3SS������3SS*23  HEAVY jFIGHMING at MANILA  Manila, June 14.���������There has  been heavy fighting in and around  Manila. The American fleet bombarded the rebels yesterday, killing  over five hundred. Towns have  been wrecked by the bombardment.  Women and children who had fled  during the bombardment were afterwards camping in the ruins of  their homes,, The next battle will  probably be fought at Imus.  FINED FOR GAMBLING.  i i *  Nanaimo, June 15.���������Last night  three men, W. Brown, G. W. Ship-  man arid G. Y. EcArthur were arrested. This morning they were  fined $20 and costs each for shaking dice. Police determined to put  a stop to gambling. '  FRASER RIVER RISING.  Yale, B. C. June 15.���������Fraser Riv  er has risen 37 feet above low water  **��������� ty } ���������  in the last two months.  SALMON SEASON LOOKS BLUE  Vancouver, June" 15.���������The  Salman season looks blue,    the can-  nerf say, the   English market   is  over-stocked owing to   pigheaded-  ness and ignorance of the  advisers  of Dominion Government the   outlook for a good  season' is  dismal.  No new hatoherjes hayejbeen provided and regulations av* tbrce ;,,������iah  :ply tie up the industry, v all   owing  to American canneries^ on the American side to obtain>n advantage  in the business.  BLOCK BURNED.  Vancouver, June   15.r���������The   Ru-  benowitz block   was   burned   this  morning. ��������� Loss $6000.   It was one  of the oldest buildings in the city.  A TORNADO.  New Richmond Wyoming,.U.S.A.  June 15.���������No Bodies were recover-  la������t night from the wreck   of   this  place caused by   a tornado  which  j passed over this city Tuesday.     It  is believed that the greatest mortality in any one place during the cyclone occurred in the   basement of  the hardware store of   Mark   Williams.      A large number of persons  fled to the basement and were overwhelmed.     Several bodies have already been taken out, but it is   estimated that a dozen dead are  still  in the ruins.    The Hawkins family  were in the second   story   of   their  residence when   storm   broke   out  and at once rushed  to cellars    Be-  ft  fore  they   could   reach   first floor  the house was a mass of   ruins and  five or six members of   the   family  killed.    Fully 100 corpes, twice  as  many mangled people, 40  acres  of  piles, bricks shivered, planks   scattered, heaps   of   household   goods,  'dead horses, throughout which  tbe  wind has driven shard splits of the  boards;. smouldering   fires   where  houses stood   previous   to   cyclone  and in the midst of all trees as bare  of leaves as in the middle of winter,  and for the most  part   stripped   o  bark.    This is what the   funnel   of  death wrought in the space of three  minutes upon   the   town   of   New  Richmond! Sixty-five children   are  missing and   a   large   number  adults.  MAIL SERVICE,  Nanaimo, June 14.���������Sealed tenders are being called for by the  Goveanraent for a mail carrier between Cumberland and Parksvillo,  a distance of 50 miles, to carry  mail9oncea week between these  two points on the new road.  ANOTHER PRIZE FIGHT.  New York. June 15.���������Fitasim-  will, within the next ten days, challenge Jefferies to meet him again in  the near .future in another fight for  the heavy weight championship.  SHARKER ACCEPTS.  San Franoreco, June 14.-^-Shark-  ey has accepted Jeffrie's   challenge  to fight early in September.  STRIKE.  *" Denver, Colo.   June   15.���������Three  thousand employees of, the   Trust  smelters in   Denver,   Pueblo   and  Leadville walked out at   noon   today, after having extinguished the  fires in the big  furnaces   and   put  everything in perfect order idleness,  Stiike is due to refusal of American  Smelting & Refining Works to pay  the same wages for eight hours   as  has been paid heretofore for ten.  CASE OF KIDNAPPING.  New   York,   June   15.^-Carrie  Jones pleaded guilty to-day, to   the  indictment of, kidnapping   Marion  Clark. , She was remanded to  the  Jtombs.-.'YYlj/Yf Y*-..\VY .---'- YY-^.  .London, June 15>-U. S. Ambassador rececived from foreign office a  communication on  Alaskan   question, which is understood   is   satisfactory ariangement of the affair.  CHARTERED BY U.    S. GOVT.  Nanaimo, June 15.���������The collier  Wakefield which has been carrying  coal between here and   San   Francisco, has been chartered by the U.  S. Government for   transportation  for Manila.  The application of A. H. Butt of  Heriot Bay, Valde* Islaod������ was re*  j octed,  The summary manner in which  the Licence Commissioners refused  the application of H. A. Butt of  Valdes Island for a Hotel Licence  was startling. The name of the  applicant was read when InstanK  er, the voice of the commissioners  was refused upon demand of Mr,  Bull for reasons a letter from tho  Superintendent of Police quoting  instructions from the Attoraey^Gei-i  eral was read., The A. G, did not  wish the applioation granted. Wei  We may enquire whether the A. Q%  was by the Legislature constituted  a Licensing Board? Nothing to.  the Aot itself gives him a voice o������  ver the Commissioners.,  Tbe Legislative Assembly, noV  Mr- Martin, enact the lewe,. The  persons appointed by statute, ought  to be the Judges in questions thai  that parliamentary body fetor to  them. But somehow or tho other  the Hon. Joe Martin manas>������ to  dictate what shall or shall *ot he  done.' ���������   " ' '.-*- ���������' -,  '"���������  4^^^^^^m&mmmm****99*m***M*mmmW *  ^ " ( t    ,  Mr. R, Simpson of Nanaimo came  up to attend court, Thursday.  Mr. H. G. Shaw of Viotorfa came  up on Wednesday's steamer. Ho  will remain  at Courtenay  tor *  Doubtlewlinany; -throughout $*������  ���������-distriot^"^  - ������������������:.< i Yju* I  .j^l  the Tt-f^J&mta*' *������X'*&!  'Tfce^  &0J00  !  COUNTY COURT.  Before His Honor Judge   Harrison.  Ryder vs Dunlop. Action on an  I.O.U. Mr. Simpson in behalf of  defendant moved in chambers to.  change venue to Nanaimo. Mr.Eck-  steinfor plaintiff opposed appli.  cation on the ground of want of  jurisdiction and insufficiency of  affidavit. Objection sustained. The  trial of the action in court resulted  in judgment for plaintiff with costs.  Roy vs Sharp Judgment for plaintiff.  Westwood vs "Williams, Mr. Eckstein for plaintiff. Judgment for  plaintiff. Eleven Chinese were  naturalized.  At the opening of court the Judge  commented rather severely upon  the absence of the aegistrar, who  was detained in the office by business. The court adjourned to  Comox where the last two cases  were taken up.  trip to  Vancouver.  very low and as the  pers promise, a big celebration, (H#  M. Ships taking part) in that cityiM  visitors will be well repaid for their^  time and expense,  A down east editor ha* drow  up some.new game laws which;-h#;  wants adopted. , The following w*Y  summary: "Book agents' may , be.  killed from October 1 to September-  1; spring poets from March l\to.  Junel; scandalmongers, from. A-  pril 1 to February 1; umbrella bor*  rowers, from August 1 to November  1, and February I to May 1, while.  every man who accepts a newspaper two years, and, upon being pre**  ented with his bill says, "1 never  ordered it," may be killed on toe  spot without reserve or relief.V  LICENCE   CNMMISStONERS.  S. C. Cliffe and A. H. McCallum.  were granted Uc^nseB. The others  were left foiSS^er consideration  on June 30,  X.':.'-  I Have  Received  BY DIRECT IMPORTATION, A CHOICE  SELECTION OF  English and  Scotch Suiting*.  Call and Examine.  P. Dmm \V  IS*  THE   LOVE-SIGN   OF  THE   ROSE  , She trained a little rose to'grow ���������  And grace tho gato above,  And.lier.ce I love the pathway so  ��������� That leads me to her love.  And oft my h<-art before me gc es  ,  To read the love sign of the roso.  Though fairer bloom for lovers' tryst.  To me ifseems as fair  - As if an angel's lips had kissed  ���������  And blessed it, blooming there.  For heaven its sweetest smiiu bestows  On the dear love sign of the rose.  The pattering of Ht-tle feet.  When shadows blur the liqht,  .'And rosy .twining arms that meet  And necl"Sac:e me at niglit���������  .These my, glad heart enraptured knows  At the dear love sign of the rose    ,  *NTot far away love's steps shall stray  In thorny paths to roam,  ���������While o'er tho mendows of life's May  Shine s.gnals sweet of home.  When  night   falls  drear, ��������� one  heart   still  'knows       ,   .  .Rest at the love sign of tlie rose  -Prank L. Stanton.in Atlanta Constitution    ,  I".   l'li-H.-  .'lid   1.   i  IA*     li. 1  i j *���������' ���������    j  -t i  in li  ter   ;  u I: i -. li  1   {������������������'  t.-J  f vh  V. ,  i.i!   a  -   tor. i  , w a   i  illj I  '.ire  I   li  'irk-'  I I:  -l ;i  bout roci:  wnl   -j    Ui      :��������� -  -      I ()_���������(.'' ilt'T     to  .   houic--  l.j.ii'ts.   and   r",     i   bi-  T'v'i-c   was   a   >-it]-,',ti  ij .ii  .1.   !     I II.  ��������� . .Dll  11   t  MIRIAM'S DREAM.  <'     '"Yon -won't really go at '-his time of  the-year, will you?" ,  "Rather.   I'd go in December if Dick  wore at the end of tho journey. "  . ,    "Well, I, would not cross the Atlantic  in the middle of  "November i'or a dozen  ���������  sweethearts. ',"''���������  - Miriam,laughed  gleefully.    Sho and  * 'tier Dick had "been  separated for three  r ���������'-years, and. now he :had   fallen   into  a  good.berth at Toronto and had written  'r'to If fir'r to' decide'wh'ethor   they should  both spend their j winter in loneliness or  ,   whether she would , go  to him and set-  **". tie down at once as his wife.  v- ��������� ,"Miriam  did. not' hesitate a moment  f She set aside the shortest time possible  ���������-"-for winding up her affairs  in England  , and  arranged  to  sail in the Sivonian  from Liverpool to'Halifax.  ' ������������������'     '..'But you'H'havea dreadful overland  ,  journey, after   that'.    It must be a long  way to Toronto," said her friend Nora  ��������� . "I don't, know'how you'll  get through  '. all_,by yourself. "  .  "Ah,'but I'm not going to.  Dick has  been sent by his firm to  New York on  Borne business, and he intends to take a  berth   in r the   Meldrnm.    a   coasting  "'" steamer,"'"which wil'r bring him to*Halifax   about, the  same  time  that   I got  there."  ,        Miriam was in a fever of joy and was  altogether oblivious of such small mat-  *"   ters as, in tense'cold, a  pitching, rolling  ,. ship and battened down hatches.    The  "* good   ship   fouglit   gayly   through    a  stormy,- ice  threatened sea. and at last'  a morning broke when   the  sun  shene  ,   fair  and   the, waves  sank into  a com-  para'tive calm.   Passengers swarmed on  ���������'-> deck, congratulating each other on. their  ^   escape  from -prison,   and   the   anxious  captain sighed with relief to think that  *., thenvorst was.over.  ��������� He.was  upon his  (. bridge, stamping  up and down to keep  '"'"the blood ; circulating in his feet, when  .-"ahead'of ,them he saw a strange speck  dancing on the waves.  *"' '  As ho drew nearer he found it an apparently empty boat, and   he   sent   off  one of his boats to'tow the 'stranger to  the steamer.   When it-reached the side,  however, the limp.form of a. sailor was  lifted  from.it.    Under  care and good  'treatment the blood began to run again  ,' through hisstiff veins., and he was able  to tell what liad'befallen him*.    But be-  'fore"that happened his  boat .had been  - landed on deck, and the,name upon it��������� .  ' Meldrum���������made known.  "How funny I"; cried Miriam; "A  steamer sailing from New York to Hal-  ifax* is named Meldrum. ���������"  . "-A'ye,   missie,"   said  a   sailor   omi  nously, "and this is one of her boats.'  "But how can it beV How could it  have got loose out here?"    . n '  "If that-'poor chap fives he can tell  tis that, and ho one else perhaps. " >  After some time the sailor's words  began to beat into Miriam's stupefied  brain. She'tried to'speak to some one  st&nding near, but her tongue would  not move, only her, knees shook so much  > that she nearly fell. Her neighbor drew"  her to a seat.  "Is the Meldrum'wrecked?" Miriam  .-asked, with .tragic eyes.  "I do not know, but I hope not.' That  poor fellow will tell us, if he lives."  . That evening it was known that the  Meldrum had collided with another  vessel in the storm, and that, although  all the boats had been lowered, they  had one after another been swamped  The rescued sailor had just jumped into  one when its ropes snapped, and he  was therefore the only person saved.  The stewardess took the tidings with  a cup of tea to Miriam as she lay inert  and despairing on her sofa, and she let  the woman gossip but her news without  uttering a sound. At last the stewardess  went away, and Miriam lay still, not  thinking, only suffering.  Later she crawled into her bed.  where, through the night, visions of  Dick, as a boy. as a youth, -as a man.  rushed through her mind. Sometimes  she saw'his face shining through the  darkness, biit when she clasped him  round the neck he was cold as ice and  wet with salt water.  Then she was out on the upper deck  and not alone. By her side stood some  one���������a huge man, a giant, who seemed  to reach to the sky. His clothes changed  their color from- light to dark, from  black to brown. His great body undulated all the-time, and when he put his  arm round her ho seemed to be surrounded with a dry, suffocating warmth  r   berth, the   new  .ng the sky    T>.  :*.  anil'went on d :��������� :.  the   gray .-i:\  -unl  nothing   but   ilie  'is..! ij.i . - he  Av.'. 1j. v  . ��������� t  I:: i.i .r<  . fl   he i,   ���������  IV, if       I >  flu- \.      ,    i)    ..    i  *.*.i*    L.. k    >v ,i.->  name    snrilly  ui<jv;ju:i-nt in t in  fact' peeped on]  pa.ssed  "Miriam lay in h  dAwn already lit/hie:  fi'v.-r . lily she :-;ot rip  to (-Ot.' noUiing Dili  grayed   sea.   lo-   boar  throbbing of ti'f- engines and the .sou-.li  of the wind an>i uaves. Breakfast time  came, but she heeded it not For houi'3  she stood immovable, gas-ing to the  northeast over the bulwarks What did  thai dream of hers uv.'anV Was Dick  floating homewhere helplessly, with other passengers V  It was noon when the wind, veering,  sent a cloud of smoke over her head  and a shower of black smudges upon  her hands. With,thorn came a passing  sensation of warmth This slight incident awoke some-vague memory connected with her dream Tlie black column of smoke.' changing at its edges to  brown, thinning but until she could see  the gray sky through it. starting ever  from her side and yet reaching far into  the distance, caught_her eye.  Inspiration followed quickly Tlie  smoke was the giant of the night before, and where it pointed lay Dick and  his companions! Sight danced into her  eyes, hope beat strongly in her heart.  She turned a glorified face to the ship.,  What could she do? How save the:"a?  She saw a foot surmounted by blue  cloth moving methodically on the deck  above, and in a moment flew up the  stairs leading to the captain's bridge.  The captain turned round sharply at  the sound of strange footsteps, and peremptorily ordered her down Clutching  his arm she cried ��������� ,   .  "Captain! They are out there, under  the line of smoke! A dozen survivors of  the Meldrum are dr .���������.'ting helplessly and  nearly dead! "  ���������The captain glanced in the,direction  indicated Flow should .this frantic  young woman have seen what'his practised eye could not discern?1 .Then he  guessed that she was tbe person who.  they said, had lost her lover fti the  wreck.  "My dear," he cried, patting her  hand, "go to your berth and lie down.  You aro in great trouble. "  But tho haggard, hopeful eyes stared  brightly at him  "For the love of humanity, captain,  use your glass. . You will see them I  know you will.  To humor her he took a careful survey, of the horizon, upon. which the  sun was shining At. first he shook his  head, then he stood for a long time examining the spot under the thin edge  of the line of smoke. He rubbed his  i glasses well and looked again, then said  . quietly  "Something is'* there. Sit' down in  that corner and wait." ���������  ; The course of the steamer was altered  slightly and a boat was lowered once  more to gather in the ocean's drift To  his surprise the captain saw that the  distant object was really a boat, without sail, or oar How could the girl have  known it? Then the group of people  became visible, all evidently in the last  stage of exhaustion, and he went-over  ''to.Miriam and told her to look through  his glass,.. and see if ��������� her friend were  there.  ��������� , ' ���������  She took it from 'his hand with a  wild sob and gazed long and steadily at  the coming boat, then gave the glass  back in the midst of a passion of weeping, nodding her head to signify that  she had seen Dick Then'she set herself  to regain self control by the time the  boat came in. When it did. she was  waiting in the hospital for her'beloved.  For the next 24 hours she shared ilia  duties of nurse with one of the stewardesses and saw Dick's eyes open with the  first gleam of consciousness in them.  With a contented look at her he fell  nsleep. and on the ship's arrival at Halifax he with all. those who had been  saved were well enough to be moved to  niore comfortable quarters on shore  The captain made friends with Miriam during those few hours and' learned how it was that she knew the boat  was afloat, fie could hardly believe.it.  and he could not erphiin* it. but was  contented to accept the fact as it stood  and to be present at the simple, ceremony which made Dick and Miriam  man and wife.���������Buffalo News.  ���������i  i.e  s".  I  r t  i- <  <  OUR   INDIAN   MUSIC.  Mr*!.  A.  T.   CRINGAN  OF   TORONTO  IS  ITS FIRST  RECORDER.  -in . \  - ��������� i:) v .. i  ���������li'i.U i.i       :*  ."i-.i   or   n,..;., l  ������������������t:*aw pi....   si  r 'AzrJp^ U;f   (  I .'.*:' L.i.i;j *  ;..i.u:in.n a con-.  in  i  .*���������*  no i  mi  OH  [���������':!���������  (he Skin.  The    men    ,u        .so      n   -of    -men'  Gvrece and th-'i   '   ���������'!���������-���������'   -Mirw-suf hv  eh ti e always   pi. .    i .si :i...������ the n.sp ui  .n the  to.let. sa\-    :ii authority   svliii  w.-s the -ollow '.���������        .tit     When aim:  ��������� '   ):-    i:   'li    it c ���������    _    i:,-    flu-'   piirc-s   ai.  ��������� 'Tiers  ;he   si;.;,     ...iiv.c   or-t vegetaoi  such as ,tl;e (iieeics used feed i li  ..-ij There are many -"inns that do iin  ueed-lubrication aflt-r a hath, but t!i<'i>  .ire many others which are benefited i.  the use of fine vegetable oil. f-.H.h.as ,-m  iiiond , cream: which furnishes food t>  tlie skin and  is   a   powerful   aid in tin  I-lvehange  An Interesting: Cliapter l'rotn Mr. David  lioyle'i *L:itfSt Arclisoolu^iciil Runort  ��������� Tli������j I*;il.se Face l):m������:e ���������Oreen Corn  Dance Song ���������Son*; of tlie AVliito l)a~ ���������  The  *Lr<������eiHl of tho  lfjil.se i*:ice Told.  It is a pleasure to c:ill attention to the  archicologisj-ri r.ei5oi*fe for liiOS. made by-  David Boyle to the "Minister of Education  of .. the Provkiee of Ontario. ' The"  archaeological olemei-t in it is confined chiefly to a,record of contributions  to the provincial museum, hu'^ the ethnological portion is an extremely valuable  saury of soma of the religious ceremonies  practised by the Pagan Indians on the  Six Nations Reserve, near. "Hrantl'ord, on  fcbo   Grand   River.     ik)dt ��������� of   these core-  <������������������  :m  SOLIDIFIED ALCOHOL.  .Alto*  Light against v.-rinisles  'Fashion,' as reported t>y rile S<'\v  Vork Herald, has pist issued a dei-ii-^  tluitthe up to date bodiee shall unrii-ni  up the back The iif\v bodice is l'real-i.-h  enough to satisfy D:une Fashion lor  once but: not content -with tnrmmj  waist hjndside foremost, she must do  the same thing with the new skirt, and  the edict'has gone forth that this must  be buttoned in front  This new skirt is cut to fit skin tiic'it  over the' hips ai d   down   to th'e'r knees  rianng   greatly   from   there    down    1:1  Spanish flounce style       It "may he  fas  'toned   in   t'.*rt'e   ways���������either, buttoned  down the front to the flaring flounce oi  O  outtoned down-the en tiro length ot   Hie  ��������� left   side seam, or else  ball* ,\*ay down  on both side seams, after tho'fashion of  golf or b.cvcle skirts.  S������Pe  ;ex.  |I������l^gE������feE*g  ,E^F  fcs-  mmM  33^fe  ������m  ^ES^^g^^-^g^^  ^l#fe^p  Slim.  lUtM.  A Con veil icitcc l'������r S|i(irlsmi'ii.  WhilecouvenieiH-es for the masenliue  portion of the household are not as a  rule greatly studied by the designer*-  and'eabinet makers, yet. when they do  turn their attention in' this direction  the results are usually pleasing Tlie  ���������iketch   from   The   Decorator and   Fur-  '������������������Al.SK   RACK   DAXCK. '  t  mpn.ics, as they arc performed by the  Irotjuois, hav->* been (described over and  over, again. "But nios.t of the music has  waited .for its recorder, die has now been  found in Alexander T. Cringan, musical  stipfarintendont of ulie Toronto public  scVpols, who prints a ��������� number of the  songs and dances of tho Troquois in tho  report referred to. In his preliminary  observr������Sions Mi'. Oingan calls attention  to tt.c fact thai; the mu^jc of the Indians  Ki based "on tho pcnLatouic scale employ-  (cd^'by the ancient Cliineso, Japanese,  lTlhdoos and Celts." In this statement  lies jproof positive that* the^ Indians must  hare' formed their scale from the Scotch,  as they did their characteristic rhythm.  Three of Mr,_'Cringan's ;molodies are reproduced'on this page���������that "of the principal song in tlie 'ceroniony of burning the  white dog, which has been described in  .the newspapers nearly every year for  decade's," bun may probably be hoard of no  more; that of l.ho Green Corn Dance,  which is to "tho Iroquois Lndian what the  harvest home festival was to   the ancient"  ������������������a  t ^^jm^gs^fEfm  '��������� ; i ��������� A HATvpV GUN CAnnCKT". ���������  nisher shows an affair that will.appeal  directly to the heart of the sportsman  -an attractive and convenient gun  cabinet. In it guns may be kept clean  dry and in full viewof the owner and'  nis friends, thus doing away with the  possible necessity of shoving them awt-;iy  during the "oti season into some dusty out of the way corner, where they  may accumulate.dirt and rust.  OKKKY  COK       DANC.:  SO.NC  Hebrew, and that of a dance executed at  the meeting of., the .,,False. Face Society.  Concerning the. origin ' of *' tlio secret;  organization, whose mission is to alleviate .suffering, various legends arc current,  one of which -is told as follows in Mr.  Boyle's report:  3^or a long time, many hundreds of  years ago, there was no being of a,ny  kind on this island '(continent?) butvono  False Face. One day the Creator appeared on thoy scene .ind told the False Face  that sdme other beings were soon going  to come into the world, and it.would bo  necessary for him to keep out of the way. .  The. False Face objected very niuch to  this suggestion-, declaring ���������? that he had  been in possession for. such a long time  that he didn't think it was fair to remove .  him for ' the, convenience-'of newcomers,  and he succeeded' so/ well in convincing  himself of his rights that, he at last.re--  fused flatly to be displaced. After a good  deal of argument on both sides, the Creator told him it . was no ..use to talk any  more about the l'eiiioval���������He liad cojided*  that the False Face should go, and go he  ������n  3EE2  s  7)-1rT-tt^^&  BnlU'rcd .Popcorn.  After, the cornis .popped remove.- all  "the unpopped and scorched kernels, and  while it is hot add. oue teaspoonful of  melted butter arid one-half teaspooii'ni  of fine salt to each quart of corn. Stir  veil to thoreu'/'ilv sea'in. i  THE  COOKBOOK.  Then   he   pointed  a  long  arm   to the  A Miui of Strays-.  From time imnien'inriaJ  straw, probably because of   its inseparable connection with   bread, the   staff of .life, has  had'a more  or   les-s sacred significance  Our Aryan forefathers strewed their altars with   it   and   swore   on   it   as we  swear on the Bible.   It is easy to understand how this   practice would   lead to  the stalk of corn being used as the symbol of a binding contract    For instance,  the   Latin   for    a .stalk   is   stipulatio,  whence naturally comes ������������������stipulation  In medi&val   times, the presentation  Fish with white flesh aro more cosily  ligesied than fish with reddish 'flush.  '!  Save tho vinegar left from bottles of  fucUieii walnuts or - onions It will be  uuim excellent to K'avor stews and hashes  l^fi^s are most easily digested when the  , vhitos and yolks are thoroughly mixed  i-tore cooking as in custards, scrambled  !4gs and omelets.  The best way to keep boiled mush from  inns 'lumpy is to stir up the meal with  ���������noujrh cold water to merely wet It and  Den stir it into the kottleof boiling water  ^=^^^^m  ^^  Professional  Ethics.  "Say,"' said the gentleman with the  check shirt, plaid suit and thunderous  diamonds, "if you will go in with me  I've got a guy that we can work for a  couple of thousand in a poker game,  and you can have half  '-'Sir!"   replied   the    young   lawyer  "This, is a personal insult!"  "Excuse me,' continued the wily  tempter "Of course I didn't mean this  here as a personal affair We will call  it retaining you professionally. "  "Er���������how   much   did   you   say   hs  .bad?"  SOXG  OF   THE  WHITE DOG.  ihust. The Creator then told him that a  hard and fast lino must be drawn between their two territories. The Creator  insisted on his right to mark the boundary without .any interference on the part  ofthe False Face; indeed, He ordered  him to turn himself away while tho  marking out was going on, so that he  might know nothing of it until it y/as  settled. . v ';. '  The False Face, with very bad grace,  complied by looking in tho opposite  direction, but he was too much interested  to remain in this position, and continued  to give sly glances sidewisc for the pur-  posc-of finding out how the lino was being drawn-, Becoming bolder after a little  he turned right aboub to see the work,  when the Creator, catching him in the  act, struck him such a blow on the cheek  as to knock his mouih out of shape, and  so it has remained until this day!  Pineapple   Pancake.  A delicious pineapple pancake is;mentioned by an exchange as made by "the  Germans Make a plain, thin batter of  eggs, flour and milk and pour this into  a big buttered frying pan. hot enough  to begin the baking at once. As soon as  the batter spreads out cover with a layer of stewed pineapple, not too juicy,  and dredge with powdered sugar. Put  the pan in a hot oven and bake for  eight or ten minutes, until brown and  well done. Cut the cake into triangular  pieces and serve hot  A Swiss law compels every newly  married couple1 to plant trees shortly  after the ceremony of marriage The  pine   and    weepfhg  willow  alone   are  proscribed.  r  i  A. Xomirk In ventor Discovers a I'roc-  t������s������   to   Transform   the   I_,i������iui������l.  .jn inventor in Newark has succeeded  in finding a compound which will hold  alcohol in suspension in a;solid form,  and he declares that his discovery is  both now and useful.- "Whether it- be  true that no one else has -ever before  succeeded in getting alcohol into a solid  form, it is certain that no one has  put it into the-market in that shape.  There is no doubt as to the usefulness  and advantage' of such a compound.  Tho inveutor contcmplates Tts use solely as a fuel. . Whether it could be used  for other purposes does not appear, but  there seem to bo other possibilities  i'or it,  After the inventor had exhibited a  sample of tho solidified alcohol to a Sun  reporter and explained its uses, ho offered to prove the character of the com-,  pound in a practical way by rrtaking  some of it for tho reporter, if the reporter would go to his workshop in  Newark and tako with him his own  supply of alcohol. The only, stipulation  made was that tho alcohol should die at  least i)*3 per cent in strength, as tho  presence of water would prevent tho  success of tho process. The reporter accepted the proposition and went to  Newark, taking with' him a half pint  whisky flask filled with 95\ per cent  wood alcohol.       .   . -.       .     -   .  The inventor measured out the alcohol and then for every two ounces of  it added <:o it. a sHce'of a waxy compound shaped like a, piece of pie. and  cut from a box the size and shape of a  stove blacking box. Each slice of this  compound was about an inch wide at the  circumference of'-the'box. half an inch  thick and 1 y,   inches long.    What this  "V    *��������� x  was composed of is the inventor's secret.  It felt wax^nndHvasibright and . porous, and from'.its. rsincll had evidently  been prepared'^with 'wood alcohol.*1'  The alcohol and this compound were  boated together in'a,water bath until  tho alcohol "boiled, and at that temperature tho compound in it melted and *'  mixed with it, forming a clear liquid  except for a pink coloring which was an  arbitrary addition to ��������� the waxy compound. The mixture was now set to  cool, and in a short time it-' became a  stiff paste.        ��������� ��������� >   ���������   ^  It is in this form that the inventor  purposes to put it on the market. Although it smells strongly of the alcohol,'  the" mixture seems" to bo^. stable, and  samples which wore put up in two oiince  tin boxes three months ago have lost  little by evaporation. If .a lighted mjitch  is touched to the alcohol paste it melts  on tho surface and takes fire, burning ,  freely with the "characteristic blue alcohol flame, only with a tinge of yellow ���������  added at the'outer"part. Burning freely  in the box and giving a flame' big  enough to heat a chafing /dish, ai t^vo  ounce box of paste kept lighted for  about two hours,' wherethe 'same alcohol in a liquid form wopld have burned  out in ten minutes.        Y Y  ri  Many uses for the new paste willoc-;  cur to the reader."   Alcohol is one of the .  most desirable of -fuels* for xiiany pur- 7  poses, and  in a form where.-it- can -be  transported without1 danger of" its leiik- :-;--  ing  or spilling would   have   an^added  . value for  huntingi and   canoeing trips  and for exploring expeditions'.'.iTnstend  of a can of the fluid, my lady can -ifcyve :  .boxes of  the  paste  to light   under,;her  chafing-dish.or   to 'heat,a.curling iron,  and a'man can use   it  to'heat,shaving  water or to make a'toddy. .-. If the mixture be  heated   to a melting point and  the������i -kept in agitation while ���������it-cdols^it  does  not   harden,   but   the   hardening  compound separates and. js hekLinjSus-,..^  pension.  In tins state the liquid alcohol  might be recovered, and this ''suggests  other 'uses  for   the  com pound.���������New  'York i'-Sun.   .      'Y ' ' .' '"     Y-"    ''���������'*"''  Planting:  Mistletoe.   ���������     -.���������"''���������  .The'parasitic plant mistletoe is not  ������i good thing to encourage, on trees,  for. like.all parasites, it is very injurious, but.if it is wanted it is not difficult  to grow. By lifting the bark from tho  wood of an apple tree branch and inserting the seed where the birds cannot  gist at it it may be*'induced to grow,  only, as the male and female blossoms  are produced as separate plants, failure  is very probable unless a good...uiany are  planted. ��������� Of course, care must be taken  to get berries that have not been roasted  by'a fortnight's exposure to the heat of  gas burners.   ���������.������������������:.   - Y   ���������.  It is a curious fact, by the way, that  all old writers speak of the^sh and the  oak as the trees upon which mistletoe  grows in this country., It is an exceedingly rare thing to find it in either of  these trees now. The fact probably is  that we have not so many oaks and  ashes as we had when the Druids went  into the woods to cut it with their golden blades, and we have ajiple trees in  numbers and of kinds that were unknown in these'islands in early times.  ���������London News  1  v'-i'j  ��������� '���������)'.  :M <tf  CUTTING UP AFBICA.  \J  ABOUT   THE   PARTITIONING  OF THE  DARK CONTINENT.  For All Fr-ic!tic:il I'urposes Jt'H;as Been  I'arceled Out Among: the Power* of  Jill rope-The Kvcent r������s:tcefal Settlement between frunce anil Great  Iti-ituiu  Aliuut  Completed  llie Job.  The recent peaceful settlement of tho  dispute between France and Great Britain as to their respective rights in the  territory .adjoining French Ubangi and  the Nile watershed in Africa practically  completed the partitioning of this great  continent among the European powers.  Just what this means is made clear bv  the msp of,AfricaY "brought* un to date,  given herewith, and which gives the  actual boundaries of African territories  as they have been delimited by the great  powers of Kurope., Tho first great delimitation occurred in 1S85, when the Berlin-  African Congress .was, held.. Five years  later* saw a further rearrangement on  paper, and between' 1800 and this year  of grace, 1899, the great powers have  been busily at work clearing up, disputed  points   and   parceling   out   millions    of  ' squaro miles and millions of human beings with as little conccrr*, as the corner  grocery clerk handier sugar.   -���������  Ever since 189(5 the boundaries have  boon as thoy are to-day, since that year  marked Italy's abandonment, of the role  of a great African ' power, and -Jit's claim  to a protectorate over Abyssinia lapsed.  Since 18!)(>, therefore, tho three great  African powers have been and doubtless  wiU'conlinuo to be, in tho order of their  importance, , Great   Britain,'i-"y'Frarice-and  ���������" Germany..^France, ikis^fcrue/has under  its-Icon trolV"and'claims, underthedoctrino  of the "sphere? of i influence," territory  that'adds' Tip a1*."vaster aggregate than do  Great ^Britain's possessions, protectorate.-*  and spheres of influence, but as Lord  Salisbury once jocularly romarked, much  t-of it is very "light soil."' A protectorate  over tho largest pare of the Sahara looks  bier on paper, but   means   little*'in   fact.  ,iln the^way of,, actual' agricultural and  commercial   value ��������� Great  Britain's tcrri-  '"tories are far ahead of,the African posses-  ���������sions of air'tho bhl'ier powers put together,  ^.though the 900,000   square   miles af Belgian   Congo   has   great .possibilities and  certain of th'ii French ami  German colon-  '. ies aro rioh.in resources.  So   far   as   the   future   of Africa goes,  - leaving .out of consideration" for the  moment the'ultimate destiny .of Morocco,  , an independent Mohommcdan   s.ulranate;  n Tripoli,, a dependency of   Turkey; Abys-  by reason of the dissensions of those who  .vould seize it. However that may be,  he fact is'Africa is now completely par-  itioned, on paper, by tlie great powers,  ev<*n though millions of natives r.nil  dusky .monarchs do not know they have  been shifted from one .allegiance to another.'  As this map represents the latest contentions, it is, ahead of any atlas* and  -thouId be kept.for reference, as it will be  i;he groundwork of all African maps for  yens to come. Some idea of tho vastness  of tin; territories' carved up so freely is  given when it is remembered that Wadai  and Darfur, "in the Soudan, are both  about,four times as big as Pennsylvania.  liVoj-icn Co'nco   and   French   Dbangi  -ire  each about as large as Texas���������205,000  square miles���������while nearly five States of  Texas could be carved out of Algeria,  French Soudan and the Saharan 'region  over which France claims a. paramount  iniluence. British East Africa is also  about as big as two States of Texas, and  so,these figures run.  Africa has some magnificent distances.  It is '3,000 miles long from Tunis to Capo  Colony, Capo Bon to Cape Agulhas.  From Cape Verde to Cape Gaurdnlui is  4,000 miles, while at the Tropic of Cancer tlie continent is '3,800 miles wide to  1,300 at the Tropic of Capricorn. It i;  credited with an area of 11,5J l.r>00 square  miles and a population of ju'J,953,000.  ,uv  , BULGARIA AG^IN.  A-Movement IVliiuli May Vet Incorporato  a   I.ar'^o   Portion   of   Macedonia  Willi   Itul-aria.  The reports of collisions on the Bulgarian-Turkish frontier have been expected for some time, since Bulgaria has  been canying on what is known as the  Macedonian agitation all winter, and the  whole nation lias been roused to a-great  pitch of sympathy with- their ilellow  Christians of tbe Bulgarian Church scattered- through Macedonia in Turkey in  Europe. The most patriotic want to see a  large portion of Macedonia incorporated'  with Bulgaria as' Roumelia was in 1886;  others'who'call themselves the Macedonian Autonomists want Christian Macedonia erected mto ' an   autonomous  stati  ,....MAP.OF  PAKTITIONEC ��������� AVKICA.  einia, a native state; -Liberia, a negro  republic;. Orange Free State, and the  South African ,.,'Republic,', both Dutch  commonwealths, it is, clear that it will  bo determined solely by the interests of  Great Britain, France and Germany. The  concerns of Spain and -Portugal, are  negligible.' Spain ''lias' a" bit of the Saharan  desert on the northwostern coast, a few  other'hits, .-islands',',"' etc.," and Ceuta. a  strongly fortified port on the const of  Morocco. Portugal is hind rich., but is  bankrupt, and it must soon sell out its  African possessions to its richer neighbors.: This will" mean in all likelihood  that Germany will got. Portuguese ..East  Africa to the Zambesi, and England the  rest"..of it from the Zambesi ...south to  Natal. >As English influence will indubitably control the Orange Free State  and the Transvaal (South African Republic), in time South Africa-from-the  Congo Free State to the Cape of Good  ���������Hope will.v.be "all English," as .^Ceci't  Rhode������*-bn6oydr^ case,  with the exception of the aridi'waste of"  German"'*'Wosfc Africa- and Portuguese  West Africa. .-���������'.'..  It is also difficult to see how England,  now in control of the entire Nile watershed, and occupying Egypt, oan be kept  from enjoying Italy's meagre African  colony on the Red Sea, Eritrea, from  absorbing Italian Somalfland and from  practically holding Abyssinia in the hollow of. its hand. Possessing the Nile  Valley, the best portions of the Niger  "Valley and the most profitable and resourceful section of Africa south of the  Congo Free State, Great Britain haa  truly the lion's share of the Dark Continent. Franco may annex Tripoli, now  that Italy is out of the African race, and  some of the interior Saharan states still  unappropriated, and Germany may compound with Portugal in the west as in  the east. So,' save Morocco and Liberia,  the destiny. of most of the states is determined.   .      . -���������; ;   ,  Morocco, is a question "by itself. Owing  to the strategic importance of its-position  on the southern* side, of the entrance to  the Mediterranean, the nation that  possesses Morocco' and /Ceuta would disturb the balance : of power. England,  ��������� owning Gibraltar, would frown on any  other European nation facing her across  the straits. And no one ofthe great  powers will permit England to possess a  second Gibraltar and so control both  pillars of Hercules. As a result of these  jealousis, therefore. Morocco is the only  unappropriated native and independent  state in Africa that is likely to keep its  own, not   through   its'  own strength but  ���������-��������� ��������� ^"BULGARIAN* MACEDONIA MAP.  under the direction of ,the concert of  Kurope, which lias never foroed the Porto  to put into effect tho promises made to  the Macedonians hi the Borlin treaty. "  ��������� As shown on this map the state desired  by, the autonomists would0 be a province  carved out of Macedonia, with Salonika  lis the capital, and comprising the already  existing Turkish vilayets of Salonika,  '���������Monasf^ <��������� follow -  ing*limits:. The .line']���������!��������� of delimitation to  'fifeirt'--' JfroinYbhe: Servian".V*frontier,- near  Vrahjii, following the nbrtliAyestern linii*;  of the districts of.v Prcehovo,': Ivumanovo,  Katchanik and Tetovo. .-It will coincide  -.with tho crest of, the Ivaradagh, and from  the summit Lubotine,: on .the Sehar ores'-,  '������������������will reach the Korab, the highest peak' of  the Deebat Mountain. From tho Korab  tho line 'will follow the valley of the  Veleschtizaj starting,, from the valley of  Radpniuy as far as that river's confluence  with the Black Drin. From that point  the line will follow the .Drin Valley to  the'~,'village-"of'.- Ndrot, and from there,  after .skirting the western limits of tbe  cazas of Ochrida and Gorifcza as far as  the summit of hhc Gramds,'" the line will  coincide with the scuthern limits of the  districts of Kasfcbria, Kailari, Vodeua and  'Karaferia, to tlie point of intersection  between the line and the River Bistritza.  From this point the.line will follow the  bed of the river to tho iEgean Sea, and  then; passing along the seashore and embracing the peninsula of Chalcis, will  reach the mouth-' ...of 'the Karasu. From  there the" frontier of the province will fol:  low the course of the Karasu as far as  the torrent near the village of Rahi-  boschi, whence, following up the same  torrent, it will reach the frontier of  Eastern-Roumelia. and thence skirt tho  frontiers "of Bulgaria and Servia.  It is not likely the concert of Europe  will agree to carving out this new state  from Turkey, aud it is more unlikely  that the Porte will i>crmit itself to be so  dismembered. The'agitation, however, is  not likely to result in anything more  than frontier flurries such *as that reported at Kizyi-Agatch recently, unless  Russia or Austria, or both together, favor  action by Bulgaria or the other Balkan  states. As it is believed they are opposed  to a Turco-Buigrarian war and to any-  kind of an outbreak in the Balkans, the  revolution is likely to bo postponed until  a more convenient season. Bulgaria,  however, sinco Crete has become an  autonomous Christian state, is all the  more desirous of upholding the claims of  Macedonia to. the attention of Europe.  GO FAR ON ERRANDS.  LONG   DISTANCE  TRIFC  WHICH   MESSENGER  BOYS HAVE .MADE.  Two "WUo Have Been Sent AeroK.s the  Ocean���������Story of the First Incident  of TlkiH IvinO���������Tlie Shortest Trin oil  Record.    ,  Sending- a'messenger boy across the  ocean on an erra:id is not an unprecedented piece of extravagance, but it is  done so rarely as to make the-event  somewhat noteworthy. The arrival of  '/Private '757" of the London district  messenger service with messages for  persons in New York, Philadelphia and  Chicago and instructions to beat the  mails recalls some previous long distance errands on which messenger boys  have been sent.  "Private 757," who has recently received so much attention, is in his unofficial capacity William T. Jaggers, a  bright London bred youth of 16, who  has been in the service less than half a  year.  Of course it was an American, a Mr.  Robert G. Davis, who sent No. 757 on  this far cry. Probably Mr. Davis wanted to astonish Londoners and keep up  the national reputation. You can almost hear the surprised Britons exclaiming: "How deucedly odd, don't  you know!   And so American!"  The only other incident of the. kind  on record happened in 18S7. It was a  ffood deal of an advertising scheme. It  was engineered by .Daniel Frohman,  who had just begun his management of  the Lyceum theater in New ,York. At  that "time he engaged E. H.' Sothern,  who has been with him ever since,-to  play in'a piece called 'The Highest Bidder." It was only intended for a short  run, but the star and the play rmade a  great success, and both were kept on  the boards.  Mr. Frohman was young in his career  as a manager, and Sothern was new as  a star, and Ihey felt so elated over  their first hit that a souvenir was proposed for- the fiftieth night. Mr. Sothern made the drawings* himself,. a series of sketches typical of the play.  Mr. Frohman saw the superintendent  of the American District t Telegraph  company, secured from him.one of, the  most trusted messengers and dispatch-  A Little Too.Much.  The Gentleman���������How's this? Last  week it was the right leg you had lostV  The Graf ter���������Say, you can't expect  a fellow ter stand all week on one leg!  I  WILLIAM T. JAGGiniS, "PRIVATE-757."  ed this messenger with a large package  of the souvenirs to London, that the>  might be delivered there to his ,professional friends, including Sir , Henry  Irving, Mary Anderson, Mrs. Kendal,  Beerbohm Tree, George Alexander, William Terriss and many of the most important actors and actresses of the  English capital, the press and also  "Buffalo Bill," who was then giving his  first exhibition in England..  "Buffalo Bill" -had the' entire Wild  West show photographed, with Mr.  Frohman's messenger boy in the center  of the group. This picture is still on  exhibition among other relics at the Lyceum theater. The messenger boy returned on the same steamer which took  him over with the'signatures of all the  persons who had received the memento  of Mr. Sotheim's'fiftieth night.  It was the first time that a messenger boy had been sent upon so long an  errand, and many of the newspapers  computed the time at so much per hour,  and many counted a large financial  outlay at the rates named. A special  contract, however, had been made with  the company. The young man who was  sent was Eugene B. Sanger, who has  since become an actor of some repute.  Then there was that instance of the  New York clubman who sent a messenger from that city to Aiken, S. C,  last fall. William C. Eustis, a well  known pony polo player and a member  of the New York Knickerbocker Athletic club, was responsible for the trip.  Mr. Eustis had engaged to. take part  in a private theatrical presentation in  Aiken, an enterprise which was being  arranged by some of the swell society  people who have made that a famous  resort. At the last moment Mr. Eustis  found that business would prevent him  from keeping his engagement. So he  rang for. a messenger boy, packed the  costume for the part in a suit case and  sent it with his apologies and regrets in  the same offhand manner that he would  dispatch a messenger a dozen blocks on  a business errand.  These are some of the longest trips  on which messenger boys have been  .sent. Perhaps the shortest was the one  on which a messenger was dispatched  by a wealthy and eccentric young man  whose odd ways of spending money  greatly interested the residents of Atlantic City about two years ago. This  man bought a hotel because he wished  to stay there overnight and purchased  a livery stable because he wanted a  team. Among other property he owned  a building in which he had an office  that was not more than eight feet wide.  One day he called a messenger to hand  him his suit case, which was on the oth-'  er side of tlie room.  a 'Fl'AXCIS  TALBKKT.  THEATERS IN PARIS.  ALL ARE AT THE MERCY OF PIRATICAL  TICKET MONGERS.  SIR CLAUDE MACDONALD.  Tli������ ltrrtixli Minister I������������ China, Who Is  T:tlciii������ ������ Kest.  Sir Claude Mar-ilonald, the noted British diplomat and inini.jfer "plonipo" to,  China, is returning to England full of  honor and glory for his splendid work in  the recent Oriental Hurry, lie 'matched  his brilliant wits againsfLi Hung Chang  and defeated that diplomat in the various  affairs iu which these two distinguished  man came together, '-"ir, Claude is a K.C.  B. of the creation'of 1808, and for three  years he has lived in tlie cast (China and  Corea) ������is a diplomatic agent of the   TJni-  x'f'-^S������  SIR CLAUDE MACDOXALD.  ted Kingdom. * lie is a son of tbe late  General J. D. Macdonald. He was educated at Sandhurst, and when a youth  he entered the Seventy-fourth Highlanders. In 1883 he was given the brevet of  major, and in that year* he served through  the Egyptian campaign. He "was in the  Siiakin expedition (ISS4-5) and won the.  medal with three clasps, the Khedive's  star, and the fourth-class Order of Osman-  ich. For five years hs was a diplomatic  agent in Egypt, ��������� and he was consul-  general at Zanzibar in 1887 and 18S8.  Oatricli   Ese������.  . Ostrich eggs arc sold as curiosities, and  they are sold also for museum collections  In tho first case it may be that the great  egg is emptied .through a hole in tho top  and that tho egg is then suspended by a  wire or cord. Eggs sold for natural history collections ' aro commonly emptied  through an opening in the side, the egg  when placed upon its shelf with tho opening downward, appearing perfect and  whole.  Ostrich eggs arc made into drinking  cups. The egg is perhaps six inches in  length by five inches in diameter, making  a cup of considerable size. Tho top of the  egg is out off around down to about a  quarter of its- length, and the rim of the  cup thus made is finished with a mounting  of silver or gold. The cup is supported by  a holder made of one of these metals, with  the feet and the supported arms rising  from the base up the sides of the egg, more  or less elaborately wrought. Eggs thus  mounted are used also for cigar holders  Ostrich eggs not mounted are sold for $1  each.  Didn't-Fish on Sunday.  The late Rev. Myron W   Reed was fond  of gun and rod and always took his summer vacations' in the woods.     During one  of these summer sojourns in the woods the  actor   Joe  Murphy  and   Mr    Reed met  They became chums within three days . On,  Sunday Murphy was  getting out his-fish  ing tackle to try for trout.   It was a beautiful day for fly fishing     Mr. Reed looked  on and made ho sign. ;  "Why don't you get out your tackle?'  asked the actor.     "We'll never have a better d^y than this.''  "Oh," was  the  answer,' *'I   thought  1  would go to church today. "  Not caring to fish alone, Murphy went  with him.- After a long walk through the  woods they came to a little church in a  clearing, and, to Murphy's amazement, his  companion, whom ho'had not suspected'to  be a clergyman, stepped into tho pulpit  and, preached  Tribune,  the   sermon.���������.New   York  TtlcKHin^r (lie Anlmnln In Mexico.  One of the most picturesque customs in  Mexico is that of blessing animals, called  the blessings of San Antonio Tho poor  cr class take their domestic animals of all  kinds, dogs, cats, parrots, sheep, horses,  burros, etc., to be sprinkled with holy  water and to receive through the priest  St Anthony's blessing It is the custom  of the common class to clean and bedeck  their animals specially for this blessing  Dogs are gayly decorated with ribbons tied  around their necks Sheep are washed  thoroughly until their fleece is white as  snow and then taken to the father to bo  blessed The beaks of the parrots are  gilded Horses and burros are adorned  with garlands.  Rip-hted  HIuiHClf.  Young Candid (at the amateur theatricals)���������Did you ever hear such horribly discordant, car splitting���������  Old Proudfoot���������Sir-rl That's my eldest  daughter, and���������  Young Candid���������I   repeat, sir, such  ear  splitting clatter as  are making? Why,  the song.  the  idiots   boh ind us  1 can't hear a word of  TIie������,e Ascnlo Are In LcitRnc With;  tlie Society of < 13r:tmatie Author*  n.u<I CutupoNurs,.'uiil the Latter liule  lite Theater*) IVitli a Kod of lroiu  The groat abuse that the theater going  public in Franco'has to put up with is the  ring of piratical ticket agents who buy up  nearly all the good seats whenever there  is a popular piece running and at onco  double or quadruple the prices, owing to  their successful*-- corner, which, in consequence of vested interests of various sorts,  tho law is powerless to prevent. These  ticket mongersdic in,., ambush near all tho  leading theaters���������* ah'd 'are frequently in  league with tho "buralistes," or women  who, from timo beyond memory, have soldi  place's at tlio regular ticket offices of the  tli caters.  When asked abowfc the systom of selling:  tickets at tho Paris theaters, Mine. Sarah  Bernhardt replied: "I  have tried in vain;  to find somo way of suppressing the ticket  mongers, but this is impossible in Franco  unless the matter be  taken ' up by parliament.   Tho chief obstacle is the Society of,  the   Dramatic   Authors and  Composers,  which is a monopoly  and rules all theatrical   managers  with  a rod of  iron.    It  makes contracts with each manager, speci- ,  fying tho amount the  society shall fciko, '  which is  usually 15  per cent of the grpss  receipts.    ,lf tho manager  refuses to sign,  tho contract, no plays by members of  the  society can  be  performed  at his theater^  This would close his doors, because every  dramatist in France is a member of . the  society. All this heart) directly on tho sale '  of tickets".  Tho contracts between the different  n* imagers 'require' that the author whose'.  work is pi-oduced shall be entitled to 100  francs' worth of tickets, in addition to two  ��������� dozen scats placed at his disposal for tho  first and second performances. Besides  this, every author who has one act pro-'  duced at a theater is entitled to ono free  scat at the theater for 'every performance  during one year, no matter whether it bo  his own play"that''is1 given "or tho play of  some one else. Tho author who has four  or five acta played at a theater is entitled  each night to a free scat for flvo years.'  Six acts entitlo tho author to a free entrance for life. Tho dramatist who has 12  acts produced at any theater has a,right;  . to two free- entrances each night for his  lifetime, with reversion after death to such  third person, also for life, who nib/ be  named by will.  "You  can  imagine," continued ^A1iuq._  Bernhardt,   "how   terribly   hampered^ a"  theatrical manager is in Paris, especially  i when it is  ronicmbored  that   the assist-  tancc  publique  takes each night for the  Paris poor one-eleventh of ithoitotal' gross  "receipts.    But tho worst, of it is that the  authors usually transfer the tickets secured  to them   by the  Society of   Dramatic Authors and Composers to the ticket mongers  or other agents, who sclltjhcm at the high- v  est price obtainable.  This I consider a real'  grievance and explains the; impossibility ,  of doing away witji' the ticket mongers.   I  think the Society of Dramatic Authors is  to blamo for this."  As M. Victorien  Sardou was  listening-  nttcntivcly to this conversation, and as hois tho president of the Society of Dramatic  Authors and Composers, tho writer asked-  him to express his opinion on the subject.  Tho prince of French playwrights replied:  "Tho tickets and free entrances accorded:'  to French  dramatic authors with   hereditary reversions constitute vested interests  that  have  accumulated  for  generations,  and to do away with  them would   be  an  impossible task.     Years ago, when I was  j'list  old enough  to go  to the theater, it  was not so bad as it is now    In those days  there-,was a famous theatrical  hairdresser  to-whom all the dramatic authors handed ���������  over their  tickets  to be disposed of, and  from whom they often   borrowed  money.  He got the whole business into his  hands  and  founded  the present community  of  ticket-mongers.   I.quite agree with Mine.  Sarah Bernhardt that it would be impossible to niako any change at present."  . The explanations given by Mmc. Sarah  Bernhardt and M. Sardou will enable an  American to un^rstand why it is that  %yhen he presents bis ticket at the entrance  of a Paris theater it is not glanced at ,  hastily by a singlo gatcinan, as in New  York, but is critically examined hy three  grave officials. One of these is the ticket  taker of tho theater*; another is the government envoy, who verifies the gross receipts, so that tho assistance publique  may get its one-eleventh, and the third is  the agent of the Society of the Dramatio  Authors *and Composers. Convenient  features of all tho Paris theatrical ticket,  offices arc small plaster and wood models  of the auditorium, with each seat distinctly numbered, so that tho purchaser can see  at a glance the position of his se-.'t.  The ushers and cloakroom' attendants at  Paris theaters, as \\ell as the ticket sellers  at tho ticket office, aro invariably women.  Tho   cloakroom   women   take  charge of  overcoats,    cloaks,    umbrellas,    etc..    for  which thoy give in return a round wooden  numbered  check.     During  tho last "entr'acte" thoy will, if so requested, return  the garments to the occupants of the boxes  or stalls, so that  tune  may be gained  in  putting them on and leaving the theater.   .  It  is  a  peculiar custom for inch to wear  their hats at Paris theaters while the curtain is clown.  They are always immediately removed, however, as  soon as the curtain rises in deference  to the  performers.  The programmes  aro sold at the theaters  for 25 centimes (5 cents) apiece  and contain well executed portraits of the authors,  actors and actresses, with  little scraps of    ,  biography, and frequently with short historical sketches of tho theater itself.���������New  York Tribune  A Weak Oiag-nosiH.  "You   are  suffering   from���������well,  to  put it   in   the ordinary vernacular, an  inflamed condition of the spinal column.  You    should    try   cooling  applications  along the back.    What is your present-  occupation V  "Oi've driven  an   ice wagon for  20  years, sor. "���������'GJevetand Plain Dealer  ''���������"(I ri-yaK^rrtfflasajraggJ-  *  A  -M. jb-U'.i ' j.i lijji ii.awww^miii-������.i '"jhwuji' M-mmii uuu.itn.'-jwiitjm,pm " iwwi^*-iiwj������iiJJJ.|^'������ii|wt������nBMi|uwiBJumM*a ��������� 'jB..'1-in1-" <������.���������.'���������������  IW'.il. ������'  ���������wwnF^mn*  TBB. CUM.BERLANP NEWS,  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������  M.  E.  Bissett Editor.  S������liicrib*r������ failing tp receive T^k  jfrcwg regular If will confer a favor by noti-  fyiuK the Office,  The col juntas of Tjhe "Ng#Ts we open to all  who wish to express therein views op. putf-t-  0f5~of public  interest,  Wl)A������ we do not hold oar/eel res i*epon������-  bje fa? the ntt|Br������n������ee of GQirespancjieptji' ws������  re.isrv* the right of declining to insert  /oammnnicatioos unnecessarily personally,  g3^ When writing commun'icrtiorts (to  jthis paper, WRjtjE ON ON*e side only of  paper used.    Printers po l*OT turn copy,  ���������������������������-������������������ i    ������������������...  ^i;,"l."T7.",.V"'"V"-   '- "' "*""���������"*   ' ������9r Advertisers who want their ad  ^hanged, ?h4ul4 get copy fa. hy  13 a.n*. day before issue.  jwriii/' i     hi   mil   ijj !>������������������wiSjiij i ��������� ii     iij    .     ;  SATURDAY,   JUNK   J7tl>, 1899.  time when thg veneer that coverts  Mr. Martin will wear away and the  rough material become exposed.  Specifi*ng of the- finti.Jap3.npse  legislation;1 the Victoria Times re-  fnfrvk$'f- it. should not be forgotten  tUxt dteallowapce of the Apt will  also remove the *restri<etio*ns ,, lipon  Chinese,  It is rather tiresome ��������� to listen to  the hypocritical pant of some individuals who go around posing as  the laboring m.an'fs friend when any  thinking person may easily see the  .'* . .' J  ?#otiye actuating   them-?-to  corjral  the laboring   pirn's   hard   earned  dollars.    When   such   ipdivfeuals  are conyinced   that   <*hpy<  cannot  succeed in their   -selfish   scheming  they very   soon    Show   their   true  ������0*loF8^ae did the Nanaimp Review.  It is now some time since Mayor  Mounce and Aid.. R, (Grant took  their. Seats at the Ald.ermanic  Board.. We understand that some  question was raised as to.theirqual  ifjeatfon, We do not pretend to  know how thia is. But if the as-?  purances we* have received iu the  matter carry any weight then,  their respective qualifications are  without doubt all right,  Be the question as it   may,   one  thing certain reiuains, viz; that   it  would be difficult to find two men  po qualified to.govern the City   as  those  to  whoi*n  we  refer,     Mr,  Mou.ripe and Mr, Grant are   identic  fied, as it were, with the history  of  Cumberland,     They have their all  in the place.      J*n fact no two individuals have so - much   interest at  ptake as they.    It seems only  reasr  onable that such gentlemen   would  serve the City for  its  good.    It   is  au old maxum that they who make  a suGcesp of their own   affairs   will  ir> a delegated position do the same  fpr these who place them there,  BETTER DRAINAGE,  The town is about to secure   better sewerage system.    A drain  will  be run from the big swamp towards  Theobald's store.    Another   starting from back of  the   Presbyterian  Church  will connect with the first  and continue   through   the   lower  flats and swamps until a good outlet is reached in ,the Trent  Rivei.  The drain from   the   Presbyterian  Church will provide an out-let for  the sewerage of that   portion of the  town most needing it. For the present a box drain will be put in, but  later on it is  intended   to   replace  the wood with tiles.    After   a   few  years it will be necesgary  to deepen the swamps through which  the  drain passes in order that a steady  flow moy be secured.  Under existing conditions, breeding ground for bacteria is found in  the town, and if the matter were |  not attended to,at once, grave fears  might be entertained for the spread  of germs in the the hot dry months  of August and September. Dr.  Staples brought this danger   under  ft 1  the notice of the City Council and  to his solicitations credit is due for  the proposed improvement in our  sewerage system.  interrupted communication. The  line, being off the main road, a  great deoi of trouble was experiencr  ed in repairing it.  A subscriber has sent us the fol*  lowing anent the friendly encounters between the News and the Islander:���������  There    were   once   two   cats   it  Kilkenny  Who each   thought there was  one cat too many.  So they  howled   and   they   fit,  They scratched and   they   bit,  Until of two cats there wasntany.  SUBSTANTIAL AID.  McKcnzie & Mann are to get a  subsedy of. $1,000 per mile' and a  free right of way from the muni*  cipalities of.Richmond and Inverness, $4,000 per mile from the  provincial and Dominion Govts,  for building a 68 mile railway  through eastern Nova Scotia.  The City Council Chambers will  after the 1st July be moved to, thea  upper storey of the Fire Hall.  J Eleven Chinamen were admitted  to British citizenship at the recent  session of the County  Court   here.  At the rate work is going on at  N0.6 Shaft it will not take long to  reach the lower seam of coal.  o  \  THE WEDDING MONTH.  WE ARE PREPARED  TO TURN OUT EVERY  THING   IN   THE   LINE  OF JOB PRINTING TO  PLEASE THE EYE AND  SUIT THE TASTE AT  REASONABLE    PRICES  SUNDAY SERVICES  trinity CHURCH.���������Services in  the evening. Rev. J. X. Willemar,  rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.-Services  at the usual hours morning and evening  Epworth   "League meets at the close of  evening service.   Sunday School at 2:30.  Rev. W. Hicks, pastor.  ST.  GEORGE'S   PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.���������Services at 11   a.m. and  7 p. m. Sunday   School' at 3:30.    Y. P.  S. C. S. meets at the close of evening.  service.    Rev. W. C,  Dodds, pastor.  St.   John's   Catholic   Church���������Rev.  J. A. r#(u-ii:).'i, p.vitor. Mui ob Swidsys  8;30 or li o'clock a. ai. Notice of hour  given oach Saturday.  CORPORATION OF THE   CITY  OF CUMBERLAND.  Cumberland  Hotel  ' 1  COR. DUNSMUIR AVENUE  AND SECOND STREET,  CUMBERLAND, B. C.  Mrs. J. H. Piket, Proprietress.  When in Cumberland be sure  and stay at the Cumberland,  Hotel; First-Class Accomodation for transient and permanent boarders.  Sample Rooms and  Public Hall  Run in Connection with  Hotel,  1  4f  Rates from $1.00 to $2.00 per day,  &gs,"-"g"^a8a*^^ f\  fiarrtuel J. Piereu  Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Farm  Produce supplied daily.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ''$  OOOOOOOOO OOOOOQOOOO  $  I  Not long ago we remarked on the  probability of Mr. Martin's Anti-  Japanese Legislation being, disallowed. Time has' confirmed our  anticipation in the matter,  Jt is, difficult   to'  conceive   how  any intelligent person who has stur  died the subject, as the   Attorney-  Cfeneral yeas supposed to have done,  could have wasted the time of   the  House discussing a measure   already doomed to the Dominion   waste  "basket.    We are inclined to believe  that the Attorney-General was   acr  tualed with a desire   to   hypocriti-  pally   pose   as   the   workingman's  /p'end..    It is only   a   question   of  Although June is   the   wedding  month, The Canadian Magazine in  its current issue has   nothing  particular to say on the subject.   Nevertheless the number is an  attract-  ive   one,   containing   a    splendid  short story by (jrilbert Parker, three  French-Canadian Sketches by different writers,  two   instalments   of  continued stories, and a number of  splendid articles.    One of the most  interesting of the latter is entitled,  "With* Rifle and Rod in the Moose  Lands of Northern Ontario."    It is  illustrated with   numerous   photographs of waterfalls> rapid,   canoeing . experiences     and    camp-fire  scenes.     Another   very   attractive  article is an illustrated description  of   our   spring   garden   birds,   is-  sued by the  Ontario   Government,  has attracted much attention.     A-  mong the   other   contributors   are  the late Senator  Boulton,   Beckles  Wilson, Prof. William  Clark   (the  new President of the Royal Society)  Florence Hamilton Randall, A. H.  U. Colquhoun, Arthur   J. Stringer  and John Stewart Thompson.   The  Canadian Magazine is now   in   its  thirteenth volume.  LENGTH OF MILES.  IMstanM -M������aaar������mcBta la Un 1b DlsTMraS  Countries tu the Present Time.  It is no wonder that there 1b boom un*  certainty about the length of a mile.  English speaking countries have four  different   miles���������the ordinary mile of  5,280 feet, and the geographical ornanti-  cal mile of 6.085, making a difference of  about  bnerseventh   between the two;  then there is the scotchinile of 5,999  feet, and the Irish mile of 6,720 feet;  four various miles, every one of which  1b still in use.   Then almost every conn-  try has its own standard mile.   The Romans had their ' millia passuin,   1,000  paces, which must have been about 3<-  000 feet in length, unless we ascribe ta  Cesar's legionaries great' stepping capacity.    The German mile of today is-24,-  818 feet in length, more than four and a  half times as long as our mile.   The  Dutch, the Danes and the Prussians enjoy a mile that is 18,440 feet long, three  and a half times the length of onrs; and  the Swiss get more exercise in walking  one of their miles than we get in walking five miles, for their mile is 9,153  yards long,   while ours is only 1.7G0  yards.   The Italian mile is only a few  feet longer than ours, the Roman mile  is shorter,  while the Tuscan and the  Turkish miles are 150 yards longer.  The Swedish mile is 7,341 yards long,  and the Vienna post mile is 8,296 yards  in length.   So here is a list of twelve'  different miles; and besides this there   j  are other  measures  of  distance,   not  counting the French kilometer, which  is rather less than two-thirds of a mile.  The Brazilians have a millia that is one  and one-fourth times as long as  our  mile; the Neapolitan miglio is about the  same length; the Japanese ri, or mile, is  Iwo and one-half times ours; the Russian  rerst is five-eighths as long as our mile  'while the Persian standard is a fersakh,  four and a half miles long, which is said  to be equal to the parasang. so familiar  to the readers of Xenophon's Anabasis.  The league that is familiar to readers of  French and Spanish books varies just as  does the mile.   In Brazil it is three and  four-fifths miles long, in France it was  three miles, in Spain it was two and two-  third miles, and once on a time in England it was two and one-half miles long  The only measure that is about the same  in every country is the meter, and even  that varies slightly,  for in France it is  39,370,432 inches in length, while in this  countr)- it is 39,37079 incheB��������� % difference to b������ mentioned, but not to be considered in practice.���������St. Louis Olob*-  D������raoc7,,*i' .  . Amendment to Sec. IS of th* Tradsa Li-  I c  cense By-Law from any transient trader or  other person or persons who oecnpiee prenii*  sea ia the city for temporary periods, aad  who may offer new goods or merchandise of  sny description for sale by auction or any  other, manner, or to solicit orders for any  goods to be manufactured or , made,. and  ready goods, to be afterwards delivered by  himself or any other person in addition to  any other license before mentioned a sum not exceeding ($100) one hundred  dollars for every six months or part thereof,  and not leas than ($50) fifty dollars for any  six months.  Read 1st time April 10th.   1899  Read 2nd time April 14th,   1899  Read 3rd time   May    8th,    1899  Reconsidered and ioally passed May 19, '99  WESLEY WILLARD,     L. W. NUNNS,  Chairman. C. M. C.  PURE MILK.  Delivered daily by us in Cumberland.  and Union.   Give us a trial.   '  HUGH GBAKT * SOU.  For Your Job  Printing  GIVE US A   TRIAL.  WE PRINT  Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill  Heads, Envelopes, Business  Cards; Shipping Tags, Posters,  Handbills, Dodgers, Circulars,  Funeral Notices, etc.,  AT   VERY    LOWEST   PRICES  FOB SALE  FOR   SALE.-���������101   aores   of land   near  Courtenay.    App y at this office.  FOR   SALE.���������Valuable     property    in  Cumberland.    For further information ap-  ly to Nkws OfCTca.'  I  m  31  Teaming  O     I am  prepared   to     O  ������     furnish Stylish Rigs     ������  and do Teaming at  8     reasonable rates.  QD. KILPATRICK.    0  5 Cumberland o  oooogoooo oooooooooo  E8Quimalt ft Manaimo. By.  ������  7  Steamship City of Nanaimo will' sail aa  follows, 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  ���������     Nanaimo for Victoria,  Saturday 7 a.m.   J|j  -OB Freight tickets  and State-   X  room  apply on board, /'\  GEO. X. COUBTK1T,     ,(  ^  Traffic* Maaeger.  CQTJltTXV;AT  Directory.  OOURTKNAT HOTJSB,  Galium, Proprietor.  A. H.   Xe.  OEOKOE   B.   LEIGHTOJT,  smith and Carriage Maker.  Black  Brewery.  Presh Larger Beer  STEAM���������Beer,   Ale,   and   Porter.  THE BEST..   IN THE PROVINCE  A reward of $5.00 w  he paid for information   leading  to conviction  of  persons witholdir.g or (!<slj-.>ying any  kegs belonging  to  this  company,  HBNRY BEIFEL,   Manager.  A CHANGE.  Lineman, Thos. Hudson has  engaged anumber of men to move  the telegraph line between Deep  Bay and Qualicum fsom the woods  to the road, Heretofore the great  trouble with the telegraph line has  been that falling timber freque-qtly  r  Independence . ���������  ���������������������������!������������������  ������������������'    "'���������''���������ff    -"* -If ������������������' "���������"-���������������������������'������������������ . ���������  i. ������������������ ���������   ���������- ��������� ��������� ii  ������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������� ^y;' ��������� ���������  ' i ��������� ������������������^mmtmtmm*mummmrnmm  The man who buys Shorey's Ready Tailored  Clothing looks and feels independent. His apparel is  just as stylish as though he had paid a high price to a  swell tailor. His appearance is a recommendation if he  is seeking employment. The simple fact tfcat he is wearing Shorey's Clothing is proof of his well-balanced  judgement. And the guarantee card he finds in the pocket of each garment makes  him independent of all risk.  The clothes mlast satisfy him, $or he can have hid mogiey back.  =sc;  ���������. *i w m'uiiU.  I*     M  For Sale by Stevenson & Co. r&im'kvSs&ft=Ki3ft  </  ARTIFICIAL  FEBTI-HZBB* AND  HOW TO USB THEM.  By J. B. Anderson.  li '������  t'.t  f  li    Bead at the Regular Meeting of the  K, Comox -Farmers)1*   Iasrtitufw  May 18th,  1899.  IS,   ' .      '       ���������'  (Continued.)   ,  1. As a rule, a lack of nitrogen  is indicated by a weak growth of  stalk and leaf and a pale green col-  or; a bright deep green color of the  foliage, indicates that nitrogen is  not lacking,.but it does not nieces-  sarily follow that more may,not be  added with advantage.  2. Imperfect flowers and fruit,  with ah axcessive growth of foliage,  indicate.an insufficiency of potash  and phosphoric acid in proportion  jfo to the, nitrogen. An abundance of  potash is indicated when fleshy  fruite.of fine flavor and such crops  as potatoes, corn and grass can be  successfully grown.  3. Phosphoric acid ia generally  not deficient in soils which produce  good early maturing crops of grain  with full heavy kernels.  _.     Now as to the quantity   of fertii-  izers to be used, and how much   of  eacn element is required.    This, is s  question which is probably aa   fre-  quently asked in connection   with  Y the use of artificial   fertilizers   as  any other, and it is a question that  is probably the . most, difficult, to  answer. \ Granting that   we   know  fairly well whether nitrogen, phosphoric acid or potash, or a combination of ail, or   any   are   required,  .how can   it   be . ascertained   how  much to put on an   acre  of  land?  A variety of conditions must be con  [) sidered, sdeh as   the   quantity  of  available plant food   there   is   in  an acre, and how much  the  grow-  I5) ing crop would  require.    Provided  these question* were answered there  would be little difficulty,  but  un-  F' .fortunately this information is not  always available, and hence,   upon  the judgement of the farmer,   must  greatly depend the   answer.    The  following table will give   the   farmer some idea of the  approximate  7 quantity of   nitrogen,   phosphoric  acid and potash, which is  removed  A by the several different crops mentioned, bearing in mind   that   the  figures do not in every case  represent the amount of   plant   food   removed from the soil.      In some instances it is suplied from  the   air,  as in the ease of leguminous plants  which derive most of their nitrogen  kfrom that source, therefore, less  nitrogenous fertilizers should  be  ad-  J ded to the soil for such crops.     On  i the other hand, iu tlie case of fruits  '���������more   of   the    several    fertilizers  Should be added since the demands  [of the tree in increasing its  growth  I is not tak*en into account:  Kind of crop,   Apples,   yield   of  [grain, fruit, etc.,   10   to    12   tons;  I  lbs of nitrogen, 26 to 52;   lbs   of  phosphoric acid 2 to 4; lbs potash  40 to 80.     Pears, 8 to 16 tons;   lbs  of nitrogen, 16 to 32; lbs of   phosphoric acid, 5 to 10; lbs of  potash,  13 to 26.    Plums, A to 8 tons;    lbs  of nitrogen, 15 to 30; lbs   of   phosphoric acid, 2 to 4; lbs of   potash,  20 to 40.   Barley, 20 to 40 bushels;  yield of straw etc.,   1,350   to   2700  lbs; lbs of nitrogen, 37 to 74; lbs of  phosphoric acid, 11.5 to 23;  lbs of  potash, 34 to 68.    Oats, 30 to 60  bushels; yield of straw,   1,600  to  3,200 lbs; lbs of nitrogen, 30 to 60;  lbs of phosphoric acid,   11   to   22;  lbs of potash, 25 to 50. > Bye, yield  15 to 30 bushels; yield   of   straw,  2,100 to 4,200 lbs; lbs of nitrogen,  24.5 to 49; lbs of phosphoric   acid,  13 to 26; lbs of potash, 21   to   42.  Wheat, 15 to 30 bushels;   yield   of  straw, 1,600 to 3,200 lbs; lbs of nitrogen, 31 to 52; lbs of phosphoric  acid, 10 to 20; lbs of potash,   13 to  26.   Corn, 30 to 60 bushels;   yield  of straw, 2500 to 5000 lbs;   lbs   of  nitrogen, 42 to 84; lbs of phosphoric acid, 16 to 32;   lbs of potash, 17  to 34.   Beans, 20  to   40   bushels;  yield of straw, 1800 to 3600 lbs; lbs  of nitrogen, 50 to 100; lbs of phosphoric acid, 20 to 40; lbs of potash  35 to 70.     Peas,   15" to  30  tons;  yield of straw, 1500 to 3000 lbs; lbs  of nitrogen, 54 tp 108; lbs of phosphoric acid, 16.5 to 33; lbs of potash, 26 to 52.    Clover hay,'. yield,  1 to 2 tons; lbs of nitrogen, 41   to  82; lbs of phosphoric acid, 9 to 18;  lbs of potash, 44 to 88.    Timothy,  yield, 1 to 2 tons; lbs of   nitrogen,  25 to 50; lbs of phosphoric acid, 10  to 20; lbs of potash 30 to 60.   Mixed hay, yield, 1 to 2-J tons;   lbs   of  nitrogen,. 28 to 70; lbs of phosphoric acid 7 to 17.5;  lbs of potash, 31  to 77.   Potatoes, yield, 100 to   200  bushels*; yield of straw, 750 to 1500  lbs;, lbs of nitrogen, 16.5 to 33;   lbs  of phosphoric acid, 10 tp 20;   lbs of  potash, 31 to 62.     Turnips,   yield  350 to 700 bushels; yield of   tops,  2f to 5 tons; lbs of  nitrogen, 40 to  80; lbs of phosphoric acid, 26 to 52;  lbs of potash, ^0 to 180. Y ' *  [TO BE CONTINUED]  Th������ Tirelean fetormy Petml.  ���������During a recent, trip across the Atlas)  ti? the passengers on one steamer had a  ���������vivid illustration of the endurance of  the Stormy Petrel.   Shortly after the  , ship left the Irish coast two'or three of  these birds were sighted at the stern of  the ship.   One had been caught at some  previous time and its captor tied a bit oi  red flannel or ribbon around its neck  and let it go.   The bit of red made the  bird very conspicuous, and it could be ���������  easily identified.   That bird with otherh  . that could not be so easfly distinguished  followed the ship clear acrres the ocean  Barely, during the daytime tx least, -vac  it out of sight and if tor, an hour or tw  it was lost to view while feeding on tW  refuse   cast   overboard, it soon  reap  neared, and the last seen of it was wit)  In a few miles of Sandy Hook, when i  disappeared,    perhaps to  follow   sonu-  ontward bound steamer back to Ireland  When the fact is considered that the,  ship day and night went at an average  speed of 20 miles an hour, the feat per  formed by the daring ocean traveler can  be better appreciated.   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PRIGE   $5 00  To be obtained direct from the Directory  Offices, Victoria,  the Agents,  or P.  O. I  Box 485, Victoria, lB. C. j  We have a good job  plant and good printers,  and we are prepared to  do neat and attractive  work in  SHORT ORDER.  '        - C,j  We wont do Job  Work for nothing*  That's not what  The News is here  lor. But  rantee  we gua<  FAIR CflINN IND HIS KNIFE.  A Unique Product of the  Grass Country.  Blue  READY TO DEFEND HIS HONOR.  The Gory Colonel 1st Proud of HIb  Trusty Blade. Wnieli Has Figured  In Mitny Encounters���������Handy Weapon In a Row.  Kentucky is still in ,:*. state of feverish  excitement over tho'Jack Chirm and Senator Bronston incident, in which the colonel referred to the state legislator as "a  redheaded thief." The trouble with  Bronston -was due to the fact that he was  the attorney for Mrs. sAlly Crawford, s  creditor of Chinn's. Being'unable to find  any property of Chinn's that was not in  his wife's name, Bronston  intimated that  O  O  &v  iff  COLONEL CHINN AND HIS KNIFE.  the transfer had been made with Mrs.  Chinn's connivance "in a way tin*, was  morally fraudulent, if not legally so.. There  were political differences also between  them, but Chinn says that his attacks on  Bronston are.duo to the fact that Bronston  made insinuations against a woman.  Jack Chinn is one of the most unique  products of the bluo grass country which  has produced many interesting types.  Giving voice to his sentiments, Colonel  Jack says: "I am a southerner and a gentleman, by Jupiter I A man should fight  if his honor is attacked. He should fight  if a woman is assailed, and the best thing  for him to fight with is a bowie knife,  which is the gentleman's weapon."  The bowie knife ho always carries'with  him, and, according to Kentucky traditions, has frequently used it with deadly  effect. Colonel Chinn is proud of his  "trusty blade," which is variously spoken  of as a "bowie," a "spring oack" and,  moro often than either, as the "Chinn  knife." Many and curious are the tales  told in Kentucky as to how Colonel Chinn  carries his knife and the manner in which  he opens and draws it when occasion requires. Men talk about it constantly in  the blue grass country and tell each other  that tho colonel carries the knife down his  back, attached by some secret contrivance  to his collar. But tho colonel says these  are all fairy tales. He declares that he  carries it in the right, rear pocket of his  trousers. When he has need to produce  it, ready for use, he dexterously shifts it  to his larger front pocket, where, under  cover, he opens it and then swiftly brings  it into service.  He has been in a score of desperate  fights in the past 20 years, has been hurt  several times himself, but generally it is  the other man who is hurt.  There isn't a more expert knife user in  all the country than is Jack Chinn. Colonel Bowie himself, the inventor of tho  knife that bears his name, was not more  proficient in its use than this Kentuckian.  He knows where to strike, when to strike,  how to strike and what to do with the  knife after it has been sent home.  When   Colonel   Goodloe   and    Colonel  Swope, Republican politicians, quarreled,  Chinn advised Goodloe to settle the trouble  with a bowie He loaned him his favorite  knife and gave him some lessons in using  it .Goodloe killed Swope in the postofiico  with 13 knife cuts, scientifically delivered  Chinn claimed and got most of the credit  for this incident.  Chinn was a starter on the race track.  He carried his flag in one hand and his  bowie in the other and made the jockeys  mind. At the Latona (Ky.) track once  he had a dispute with Jack Dowlan, who  said he was not a gentleman. This is the  one thing Chinn will not stand. He whipped out his bowie and made, a workmanlike rip, for Dowlan's stomach. The latter  had   been  mean  enough  to  provide  himself with a steel shirt, and Chinn lost  the point of his favorite knife. "Only a  >*ad would wear a thing like that," said  Chinn. ntomptuously. Then he turned  on his 1.. A, and Dowlan's social standing  was impaired by this criticism. In spite  of his idiosyncrasies, Chinn has the reputation of being square and honest in all  his dealings and very truthful.  Chinn's most dramatic use of his bfg  bowie knife was a short time ago when he  sharpened it up and started.for Nevada to  help re-elect Senator Stewart, whom ho  admired. Chinn claimed that ho was  quicker with the knife than any one else  engaged in the campaign. David Neagle,  the man who killed ex-Judge David S.  Terry, went thero as the man who used  his revolver most rapidly, and as he was  for Stewart, too, tho combination looked  irresistible.    ���������  Chinn once proved his pluck by standing at the door of the Kentucky senate  chamber and holding at bay some armed  men wlio wore about to lynch a number of  senators who had taken an unpopular  stand on tho question of re-electing Black-  ' burn. Popular opinion,was divided as to  the propriety of the lynching, with perhaps a preponderance in favor of tho enterprise, but the gleam of Chinn's revolver  settled it in favor of the "nays."  Colonel Chinn drinks bourbon whisky.  chews long green tobacco and cusses, and  the flutter of a petticoat is as attractive to  him as is tho red flag of a racetrack. In  appearance ho is the rollicking, roistering,  nervy Kentuckian, and he plays poker  and is a past grand'master at old sledge.  , Colonel'Chinn comes,of a racing family,  he being a son of a member of the old racing firm of Chinn <fc Boydcn, well known  a generation ago. Thoy owned many famous race horses in their day, and tlie  colonel'has himself been the breeder and  trainer of some notable performers on the  turf.  LADY  LION   KILLER.  Exciting:    Ad-ventures    of    Mrs.    Alan  Gardner  In   N'ew Zealand.  All London is lionizing Mrs. Alan Gardner, the lion killer. Her husband is a  brother of Lord Onslow of New Zealand,  and himself a famous hunter. Mr. and  Mrs. Gardner visited New Zealand and  together cut loose from civilization and  penetrated into the remotest regions in  the search for game Thus far Mrs. Alan  Gardner has,come through her encounters  with wild beasts without a scratch of claw  or mark of teeth. That she will always be  as fortunate is not possible, for-the stories  that have been told of her intrepidity in  the hunt show that she is absolutely fearless when on a shooting expedition. I'Von'i  tho numerous hunting episodes related by  her admiring husband, for it is extremely  difficult to induce Mrs. Gardner lo talk of  her achievements, one is selected that is  especially thrilling.  The husband and wife wcro hunting in  Somaliland, a mountainous and, for the-  most part, unexplored country in the eastern part of the African continent. It is a  wild place, wild in the nature of its in,  habitants, besides being given up to a  large extent to wild beasts. This letter  feature of the country just suited Mr. .-.nil  Mrs.. Alan Gardner, and thoy penetrated  into'tho._ interior, killing small game as  they went and looking daily for lions    **"  One morning they came across the  tracks of an animal that they knew at  once could tic none but tho king of beasts  All the morning and part of the afternoon  they followed the trail through the densest  of African forests, until at last tho odor  of decaying flesh poisoning the warm  bright day apprised them that the "lion's  lair was near.  A deep growl came threateningly from  the bush near by, and Mrs. Gardner shot  in the direction of the sound. Tho answer  was a terrific roar that crashed 'through  the forest in company with the noise of  the rifle. Next instant there came flying  through tho air a huge lion, with eyes  ablaze, claws outstretched and snarling  jaws. It was a situation to pai-aly/.e'the  nerves of a, strong man-, but Mrs. Gardner  never flinched or wavered. , In telling the  fetory afterward Mr. Gardner said:  ���������  ,"My first impulse was to shoot at the  big brute, but a quick glance at "my wife  showed that she was perfectly cool,-and I  POLICEWOMAN WILD  TO  Jill  Honolulu  Heiress Who Has  Her Own Way.  ���������  UPHOLDING  THE. HLYiIANE    LAWS.  A GOOD  FINANCIER.  Xcv AsKistant Secretary of tlieTreaa*  ���������ury Has 3Ia������Ic u fortune.  Mr. H.' A. Taylor, the new assistant  secretary of the treasury, is a Wisconsin man with wide business interests.  If his appointment was made on the  theory that a man who can look after  his own financial affairs can look after  those of the nation, then the selection  was a logical one, for .Mr. Taylor has,  certainly taken care of his own dollars.  Mr. Taylor is a native "of New York  state, but he went to Wisconsin when  only a boy. His first business venture  was in the printing business. He started a paper when but 19 years old and  has been the owner of newspapers from  that   time  until'the   present,   although  In Her Capacity as Police Officer She  3Iay Blake Arrets Without War.  rants.aiid Brutal, ill ale Drivers JUiist  Cnrfi Tlieir Aiifjer.  (i :  Helen Wilder, the Hawaiian heiress, has  Just been given a judgment by a Honolulu  jury in a suit for damages brought against  her by,a man she had arrested for cruelty  The case was of unusual Interest to Honolulu, because it determined tho fact that  Miss Wilder, in her capacity,as a police  officer, may maku arrests without a warrant. _ ,' -  The suit was brought by Olbof nollef-  eon, who drives a street car in Honolulu.  Oiic clay Miss-Wilder noticed that one of  Jlollefson's mules was bleeding on the  shoulder from a chafing collar. - She compelled him to leave his car and passengers  and drove h-im off ��������� in her carriage to the  po.lx.co station, where she had him booked  for cruelty to animals.  Thero was a heated argument over the  legality of the arrest, counsel for Hollefson  clakning ttiat as no warrant had been served tho arrest was illegal, and therefore  ������5.000 was duo for a damaged reputation  and durance vilo.  When the jury brought in a. verdict in  favor of Miss Wilder, she put on her soldier hat and sauntered out of .the courtroom humming "My Honolulu "Lady."  Then Honolulu puckered its brow for a  moment over a knotty little' problem:  "Who would havo paid that $5,000" had  the decision been otherwise? Would the  government havo, been responsible or  would Helen Wilder have been compelled  to sigh a check for that amount?" However,' in Hawaii1 Nei people do " not worry  long over useless conjectures..  Even if Miss Wilder had been forced to  ���������pay the monoy* it ��������� would not have been  such a dreadful calamity, for a girl who  has ������150,000 in her own right, besides  "groatexpectations,"can afford to pay for  the privilege of arresting a man  And if it had fallen on the government?  ,\Vull. it is worth $5,000 to. havo  a polico-,  man who is an heiress  Helen Wilder calls a spado a spade. She  chooses to bo called a policeman, disclaiming her right to tho title of "special officer. '' She does not even object to the  sobriquet of "cop."  But then the things that Helen Wilder  does object to  aro  the very ones' that are  When he landed there, ho found that a local society for the prevention of cruelty  had been requested from Honolulu to take,  him in charge, and he was met with a  formal request to explain things In this  way Helen Wilder followed him up and  endeavored to have him punished for  breaking the law, as she claimed  Other women in other cities have been  made special officers, but Honolulu claims  that there never was a special officer liko  Helen Wilder She wears her star constantly, and she uses the power which it  gives her .constantly She deals with all  sorts and conditions of men Rich or  poor, it matters not to her. Millionaire  planters and Kanaka alike must obey the  fauuui.ue laws.  IS  STILL  HANDSOME.  Our  Something*   Aiiont   the    Wife   of  ECiiiTtUMK-ndor to  EiiK-iuinl.  Mrs. Joseph Choate, wife of our embassador to "England, who has been sharing- with her distinguished husband the  woes of house hunting 'in London, is a  charming, dignified matron! She does  not look as though she had been married moro than a dozen years, although  it was in 1860 that she became ' Mrs.  Choate. Ins fact, Mrs. Choate is a remarkably young looking woman. Her  cheeks are, still rosy with health, her  eyes dark -and brilliant, and' her'hair  is' only slightly tinged with gray.  Although she has never aspired to be  asocial leader; Mrs. Choate will preside  grecefully'over our embassadorial home  at the court of St. James���������when such  home is established. The Choates always Jivod very quietly in New York,  not because society was not ready to  receive ,them, but because they cared  little' for society. For one, thing, 'Mr.,  Choale was too busy making big fees,  and for another Mrs. Choate preferred  to devote most of her time to her children. "She is the mother of two sons  and a daughter. One of the'sons is  now a grown man.' The other son and  Miss Mabel Choate are with their parents in London.  l. Mrs. Choate is a, native of Salisbury,  Conn., but she spent most of her girlhood- days in Cleveland. , Her" maiden  name was Caroline Dutcher Sterling.  She has one brother, Mr. E. C."Sterling  of St. Louis.  . Mrs. Choate is still a very handsome  woman.    She has refined "and  in'tellec-'  MK. Ii. A. TAYLOR. ���������       -  for more than half of that time he has  given no personal attention to that line  of business. He has been for many  years engaged in real estate, lumbering  and banking, lie is now interested in  banks at Hudson and Madison. Wis. He  controls the Wisconsin' State Journal,  the official paper of tMe state, and is  also largely interested in the manufacture of telephones and telephonic apparatus.  Mr. Taylor has held numerous political positions. He was first appointed  a timber agent to protect the public  lands in Wisconsin and for six years  held that position. He was appointed  by President Garfield as United States  consul at Marseilles, France, which position he held for three years, resigning  before his term of 'office expired in- order to return to look after his private  business. In 1889 he was elected to the  state senate in Wisconsin, and after  two years' service resigned that position to accept an appoint-ment under  President Harrison as United States  commissioner of railroads. In 1SS9 Mr.  Taylor was a candidate for governor of  Wisconsin, but was defeated by a few  votes by W. D. Hoard.  .     ' MRS. GAUDNEK SHOOTING A LION.  determined to let her have the whole glory  of..the kill. The spring of the lion was a  truo one, and it would have gone hard  with us had Mrs. Gardner's aim failed.' 1  must confess that; I was more nervous  _ than she as sho fired at. the big head with  the bristling mane. The bullet entered  the lion's eye, penetrated to the braiii and  killed him instantly.  "A quick jump alone saved my wife  from being knocked down and perhaps  seriously injured by the falling mass that  landed almost directly where she had stood.  We brought the skin back with us, and it  can now be seen at our country home." ���������  ' As for Mrs. Gardner, she says she had  no time to feel afraid.. The leap came.so  suddenly that the instinct of self preservation alonowas sufficient to keep ber nerves  strong and make her aim true.    *  A peculiarity of the i.*#im*e of this mod '  ern Diana is the ease with which she  transforms herself from a huntress of  wild beasts to a quiet and dignified country lady. No one is moro popular at the  social functions, where Mrs.. Gardner is  lionized. It is found difficult to reconcile  the'appearance of the modest little lady of  the gentle faco and graceful figure with  tho stories of big killing and narrow  escapes from death in primitive forests at  tho claws and teeth of fierce beasts.  r<  MRS: JOSEPH CHOATE.  tual features and a forehead of intellectual prominence, crowned .,-with  masses of soft.- wavy hair. She has a  winning personality, a cordial, unaffected manner and is possessed of great  social tact. This last is an attribute  wrhich will w*in her many friends in  London. > ���������'.,.'��������� ������������������  The domestic life of the Choates has  been one long romance. The great lawyer has ever been a1 tender lover. One  of the best anecdotes told about Mr.  Choate illustrates this very well. It  happened that the distinguished jurist  and his wife were guests at a private  dinner. Some one inquired of-him who  he would like to be if he could not be  himself. He paused a few seconds, as:  If thinking over the list of the world's .  2elebrities, and then his eye rested upon his wife. ' .���������'..'..  "If," he "answered, "I could not be.  aiyself, I should like to be Mrs. Choate'*  Becond husband" "  Rigrhtly  ExprcHsed.  If a grown up man made a speech on  mixing sand with sugar, it would be  quite permissible to describe it as  adult-oration. ���������Pick Me Op  aD  A   Real   Financier.  "Slimpurse is  a great financier."  "Financier?"  "Yes He can make two silver quarters rattle in his pocket so you will think  he has $5 or ������0."���������Ohio State Journal.  The Only Thing- Left.  James Brown is rich and stingy. An  acquaintance of his met Brown's son the  other day. "Your father seems to,*have  lost a good deal of money lately. Tho last  time I saw him he was complaining and  saying ho must economize."  ' Economize! Did he say where he was  going to begin?"  "Yes, on his table, he said."  "Then he must lie going to takeaway  cthc tablecloth," was tho filial declaration.���������Exchange.  In a. Trice.  use   tho  phraso  Many persons use tho phraso "in a  trice" who have no conception of its meaning. A trice is the sixtieth part of a second of time. The hour is diivded into 60  minutes, the minute into 60 seconds and  tho second into 60 trices, or thirds, from  the Spanish tris.  The cardinal's hat is oval, with a double purple frieze* having 30 tassels falling  over its back This costly hat is never  used without discomfort until the day  when it lies upon its owner's coffin.  HELEN WILDER, HEIRESS AND  POLICE OFFICER OK  HONOLULU. '  most dear to the heart feminine. She  W'ouldn't give a lei of sweet scented maili  for all the gowns that Worth ever  made  She dons a short skirt, a shirt waist, a  military hat, and rides her horse with tho  daring of a vaquero, or she handles tho  reins with the dexterity of a pioneer stage  driver In a rowboat she can paddle as  swiftly and easily as a Kanaka fisherman  Wherever she is, whatever she may be doing, she carries a pair of handcuffs to snap  on the wrists of the tormentor of children  and animals.  Helen Wilder goes wherever her duty  calls If the checkrein of tho swellest  turnout in Honolulu is drawn too tight,  eho commands the driver to stop and unfasten it Fear she has never felt Cooly.  Jap. Kanaka or white man, she arrests  them all in spite of threats Let the drivers overload the buses or the Waikiki tram  cars pull out overloaded, and out come her  handcuffs She will brook cruelty toward  neither children nor animals  It was reported that the captain of a  steamship that put into port at Honolulu  had mistreated his children Helen Wilder  boarded the steamship and investigated  the charges She found that the captain  for some slight offense had locked the chil  dren in a stateroom for several days, keeping them on bread and water To the  surprise" and indignation of the protesting  captain, this young woman promptly  marched him down the gangplank to jail  But. arrived there, she was told that the  captain, not being a resident, must be re  leased.    So the steamship put off for Victoria,    tho    captain   vowing   vengeance.  DiyjdoiHls  ln������te:nl-of Taxei.'  More village  Arcadias!    The   Dalccar-  lian village of Orso is not,    says   a correspondent, the only  Continental, community which rejoices   in freedom from raies  and   taxes.    Sfiaufenberg   owns   a   large  tract; of forest land,   which yields enough  revenue   to   pay   all    the municipal expenses,    and    besides   to   allow  a "dividend" to,  every   citizen    of   about '.-������1 a  year, also a certain amount of free   fuel.  Tho Town Hall, water   supply,   schools,  municipal bakehouse, etc.,   are all maintained,in a state of high efficiency our, of  the revenue of the public   estate.    Kling-  enberg-on-the-Maiu   pays   its   rates  and  taxes, and gives an annual bonus    to   its  inhabitants,    out   of   the royalties on its  rich beds .of fireclay.  Communal meadows  and forests pay all the rates   of   Langen-  selbold, in Hanau, and each   citizen gets  besides   two   cords   of   firewood   and 20  marks a year   in   money.    Freudenstadt,  in   Baden���������thanks   to   the possession of  5,000 acres of land���������supplies  its inhabitants with free wood for firing and building, with   free   pasture   for  their cattle,  and with roads, schools, churches,    fountains,   hospital,    communal   music, etc.,  without levying any rales, and gives each  family a   "Christmas   box"   of ������������������2 Is or  -S3. Kampen, on the Zuider   Zee, derives  its income from the letting of   municipal  lands, and the rate-collector is unknown  ���������London Chroni-'l"  An  Exception.  "Remember." said the good man.  "that there are sermons in stones."  "Not in those that you run against  with your bike, '* retorted the cynic,  and the argument was necessarily at an  end.���������Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.  ii  A  1  ���������l SkiSnnmasa^iJdmfjMSffaaSSilU  JACKSON'S END.  0  "I tell you, fellows, 'tain't no fun to  BWim a bunch of steers when the water is  as cold as it is now."  The speaker was a short, thickset cowboy, whose fiery red hair had gained for  him the .Sobriquet of "Colorado," the Mexican name for red, which was frequently  shortened to '���������Colly" among the "punchers."  ".T'ovcr have any 'sperience.at it, Colly?" '"; . ���������   ," ;  Colorado by this  time'.had-'fmished rbll-r  ing  his cigarette and "wis waiting for the  cook's pothook, which'he  had<thrust into  the  campfire, to get redhot������ to-light' it  Having  clone  this  anil ��������� taken a few preliminary puffs, ho answered: "Yes, I hev  an a mighty tough one it was too.!'  "Toll us about it, Colorado,", said' the  cook.    "Whar was   it. anyhow did  it hap--;*  pen?' } ��������� }\ ���������.���������} >\  ,   "Yes, Colly, lo's hear the story," chiincd^  in the Kid YY;   '     '.   ��������� v ,.'."'"  "I was workin fer tljd"Diamond".outfit  up in Utah, 'bout three*''years ago, an the  old man he come off, flown hero into, Arizona an bought a bunch of steers'to take,  up thai* He had written his wagon boss  to come down with an outfit', big enough  U , to handle 2,000 head, an wo struck .the  | j Little Colorado river 'bout tho month of  the Canyon Diablo.wash, where we was to  receive'the herd 'long in June. We didn't  have no partickler hap'nin's comin down,  an we got tho herd turned over all right  an built a 'squeeze shoot' an* branded 'cm  my got  on  tho  o pusH-  r-cd'em off  the   bed   ground one  mornin,  'bout daylight, an - pulled  our freight for  ��������� tho home ranch  t ���������   ''The cjittlc.wore all good  to handle an  didn't give'lis  no trouble to  hold nights,  barrin one or two   littlo stampedes, an we  drifted on down toward Lee's Ferry without any mishaps, 'ceptin one night it were  a-rainin like all possessed," an  I, wakes up  a feller named Peck to go on guard.   Peck  ' got-"up an'put on*hisJ slicker, walked over  to whero  his-pony was tied,an, mounted.  We was "camped on   the  bunks of a wash  ���������''called Cotton Wood creek, an  along there-  &,v .the wash .had cut down into the 'dobo flat  *���������  "'" some 10 or'15 feet'deep.    Peck he's 'bout  half asleep an gets off  wrong fertile herd  an rides straight up  to  tho edge  of  tho  creek, thin kin all the time he's a-goin opt  , on the'prairie to the herd     His pony sort  ,   of balked on him an give a snort, but Peck,  "beiii a  crossgrained   sort  of cuss an only  half awake..' just bathed him with his quirt  ' an'jabbed his (spurs into him. -   The pony  "'give'a .i.iinpari landed  in' the  middle "of  tho' creek} with six or eightifeet of -muddy  ���������,   water ruhnin in it.u Lord,* didn't he wake  v   up sudden"like' an ,squall  for'help!    We  ; all .turned, out, in a  hurry, but  he. swam  across an, the  opposite sido  bein  sort of  6lopinlikc*'tho pony scrambled out.   Then  ''Keck was nfcored to-cross back in tho dark  T an stayed over thar  all  night, a-shivcrih  * an a-shakin tin a7cursin like a crazy man  Whenwo got up for breakfast that mornin  \ at 4 o'clock, it was clear an cold an dark'  - 'Thecook^he^gpes-jdown' to*..the. creek an"  hollers to*.;fPeck* sort i_of   sarcastic like,-  'Come-*to 'breakfast,   Pcck.-'an   Peck   ho  gits iiiad an'swears at,the cocincro pretty  plenty an said ef he  didn't  go   back he'd  v   i.tui'h. loose! on him^with'his'Isix'shooter,'an  -"'o the'5 coolc,--- bein * pretty ������i*bllick'y hisself., * ho  n  f  goes back to phe wagon an pulls his Winchester an starts fci* tho creek ag'in, when  ^Jackson stops-him an������turns- him back  When it co,me daylight, Eeck.-wpnt down  the creek a mile arid''finds a place" to cross  ���������!whar������it wa'n't so deep. ,annSO gits back to  camp* jist as wo was*pullin'o\it.  "The Big Colorado were a powerful  ���������stream' when we reached it, bein all swollen by the meltin snows up in the mountains, an*wo all kinder hate'd to tackle it  Tho old man told, the-wagon boss aioi*e he  left to ferry tho outfit an* houses over in  tho;boat, but to swim the steers.  "You know how Lee's Ferry is.  The river comes out of a box canyon above, an tho  "sides" brcak'away a ��������� little, * an then a mile  below, it goes into the box ag'in, where tho  ,'warls. is, 3,000' feet high an  tho current  runs like a mill race.   It was shore a nasty  .place to,swim a bunch of steers, an Jackson, the wagon boss, he knowed we had a  big job on hand when wre got there. Jackson was the  best wagon boss I ever sec or  ^worked under. f He was a tall, slim chap,  could outwork any two men in the oufit,  .wa'n't al'ccrd  of  nothin,  an, though  ho  couldn't read nor write, I  tell  you, boys,  ho'savcyed cows a heap.    What ho didn't  v   know   'bout... cows wa'n't worth  knowin.  ���������V'   He..didn't let the  steers water the day before, so's they 'd .be powerful dry an take to  \���������'.therivef���������easier." '","'.'     ���������'.'���������"   '  ''.*"*" .'."Wc fust' got tlie chuck wagon over on  j/'3' the'fe'nybbat,': .which was a  big concern,'  / .*longeriuff to,driven, four horse team on to,  - ah which was"rowed   by  six   men.,, The.  ���������'."���������.- cook" he was  mighty skecry 'botit goin on  .'.',    to,"this hero, boat, 'cause he said   'bout a  year afore that' he'd  been a-pnnchin cows  'in. southern A rizony, an a t'eller there ship-  t     ped a lot of. cattle  up'inter. Californey to  ], put on an island near Los ,A.ngcles.  -"They  loaded 'em on  to  flat scows with  a.-higb  railiu. round 'cm, an put 'bout 50 head on-  ;each scow an a puncher  on it to look for  ��������� 'em   Goin over to-tho island the tug what  1.     was a-towin 'cm  by the horn of  the sad-  i\ die, so to sjieak, busted the. string, an thar  bein   quite  a wind  a-blowin  an   big ole  waves a-floppin around, the four scows bo-  . gan to hiutt an bump up ag'in one another  like a lot of  muley bulls a-flghtin, ah the  cattle got  to  runnin   back  an  forth ah  a-belleriri an a-bawlin, an them punchers,  *: *they shore thought their very last day. had  come     The cook he  never expected to seo  dry land ag'in, an.he jist vowed if ever he  k   got back to the prairie that ho'd punch no  ' more cows on boats.  "Well, bimeby the tug got a new iariat  onto 'em ag'ih an corralled ''em all safe  enuff at the wharf, but tho cook 'lowed he  war a dry land terrapin an wouldn't over  ag'in git into no sjich scrape, not of he  knowed hisself: ".��������� Howsumevei*, he did get  up 'nuff spunk to tackle the ferry an went  over safely. After wo got the wagon  acrost we went back ah started the cattle  down the, side canyon what leads into the  crossin   ... .'.  'Jackson's idee was to get the hbsses  ahead of the steers an   let 'em  follow the  bosses     You   know   bosses   swim - any  wheres, an the cattle will allers foller 'em.  -'(> he p: ts three men in a little boat, two  to row an one to lead a boss, knowin the  balance,would toller him right acrost  ' The boss wrangler hed the bosses a :j  ready..an jist as the leaders of the held  come down to the .water's edge the boj s  in the boat pulled out, a-leadin a boss, an  the other hosses follered right in an was  soon a-swimmin Then, when they.was  all strung out an doin fine we crowded  the steers into the water after 'em They  was all powerful dry an took to the water  easy.'nuff, an afore the leaders knowed it  they was a-swimmin in fine shape Jackson wouldn't let us holler or shoot till we  got 'em ,'all inter the water, an then wo  jerked'our six shooters an began to fog  'cm;an yell like a bunch of Conianches.  "You all know thar's only one thing to  bo afeerd of in swimmiu a lot of cattle, an  that's when*they gets to millin. Jackson  had swum cattle acrost the Pecos in Texas  an tho Yellowstone in Montana an savcy-  ed"xactly what to do. But this here Colorado at Lce'.s Ferry is a bad place to  tackle,"* for you'ro bound to get out on the  * other side afore you get into the box canyon, or your name's Dennis, 'cause once a  feller gets into the canyon he's got to go  ^on clean down about 100 miles aL.ro ho  cimsrrike aTcvcl place big enuff to crawl  out.on: .     '������������������  "Soon as "tho cattle  got well strung out  Jackson began to undress hisself.  Ho took-  off all his.clothes but his shirt, an then-ho  -buckled his six  shooter  belt around him'.  an pulled the saddle off'n his hoss.  "I says, 'Bill, you ain't a-gbin to. try to  swim it, arc you?'   an   he' says, 'No, not  ,   less I have to; but if  they gets  to millin'  /out th.ir we'll  losbtthe whole herd, an tho  .only, way to  break it up is  to ride out an  "shoot amonga*em-an skecr 'em.'  He knowed  it  were  risky, for  if anything  went]  wrong ho was shore to  bo carried into the'  canyon an drowned.      But  Bill  Jackson  wa'n't the sort of a wagon boss to stop at  anything to save the herd, an  sure ,'nuff,  bout^ho timo the  leaders  got fairly into  the middle'of tho river, 'long comes iv big  , cottonwood tree a-driftin an whirlin down  stream right into 'em.  That skeort 'eni an  turned "cm, an  'fore wo, knowed  it they  was doubled back on the balance an swim-  min round an round, for all the world like  driftwood in a big eddy in a creek. "*   This  was what  Jackson, was  afeerd of, an . he  pushed his hoss into the river an takes his  sis shooter'in his hand. .He was ridin a little Pinto pony they called Eluo'.Iay.'one of  the best all round cow ponies I ever see.  "Old   Bltie Jay he  jist  seemed to save  what was wanted of him an swum "long  without any fuss.   When Jackson gits out  ' close to the millin steers, ho"begins to holler  an shoot, an he called to the fellers in the  boat  to  come  back' an  try to' stop' 'em.  Now, you all  know what a risky thing it  is to go  near a  steer  a-swimrain in the  water, for he's sure to try to climb up on  you. Jackson' knowed  this, but'he swum  Blue Jay right slapdab  inter  the  bunch  an tried  to  scatter 'em an .stop 'cm from  'millih.    -<"��������� ' *-        '.'.���������' *  i  "Just how it happened we couldn't tell,  but first thing we seen Jaokson was right  in the middle of 'the millin critters, an in  i a minute they had crowded pord-old   Blue  Jay under, an all we seen of, Jackson..was  his hands wont up, an then he Was lost in  the whirlin  mass of  horns that was goin  round an round.  A man had no chance at  all   to  swim, 'cause-their hoofs  kop' him  under all the time, an they was packed so  close a feller  couldn't  come  up  between  i em; anyway. ' . ���������        sl  "The boys in the boat triccTto do something, but "twa'n't no, use, fer he never  come up,' an when they got" too close oiie  big steer.fthrowed his head over the side of  the boat an purty nigh upset 'em, so thcyc  had to keep away to savd theirsclves.. But  they kep' up a-shootin an a-holleriu,,till  the leaders linally"struck out for'the shore,  an in a few minutes the whole herd was  strung' out fer the opposite sido, an sooner  than I'kin tell it they "was all standin on  dry'land an not a single one missin.  "Meantime the boys in "tho boat had.  watched everywhere fer pore .Jackson's  body, but they -never got' sight of it,  though thoy went clean into the mouth of  the box. canyon. They was. lots of. big  trees an drift a-runnin, an we guessed his  body had beep caught in the branches of  a iloatin tree an carried down with it  Pore old Blue Jay come .floatin past 'cm,  an they tried to catch him, but the current was so swift they couldn't do it. "All  they wanted was to get Jackson's silver  mounted bridle off'n him, 'cause 'twas  easy 'nuff to sco that tho pony was quite  dead.  "Well, the rest of us crossed in the big  ferryboat an rounded up the' steers, which  was graziu up the canyon 011 the other side,  a,n moved 'em out a couple of miles to  camp.   . Shorty, bein  the oldest  hand in  tho outfit, took"charge ari 'sent'two of  us  back to the ferry to try an sec if Jackson's  ' body could'bo' fo'uird*, but-the**''fc'iler: what.  . run tho  forty said 'twa'n't  ho use lookin  fer him, 'cause tho  swift currekt wojild  carry him miles an miles  down tho canyon without over lodgin  anywhere.    So  wo went back, an  Shorty gave  >t  up  an  decided to push tho herd on next /clay. Wo  was a blue ole crowd that  night around  tho. caxupfiro,  I toll  you.    All'the  boys  liked Jackson, an besides they was a-think-  ih'of  his  wifo an-, two  kids   what?* was  a-waitin for him at the headquarters ranch  up'iri Utah.  "Shorty sent a letter from the next set-,  tlement to the olo man, a-tellin him what  had happenod, an we come along up with  the cattle, arrivin safely at tho ranch without any more misfortunes."        '*  "An  didn't they never  find Jackson's  body,. Colly?" queried tho Kid.  "Waal," said Colly, "thai's a singular  thing too. When we gets back to the ranch  the ole man ho was orful cut up about it,  an hated  to  think that the  body wasn't  found.    Ho'd  been down' in the Grand  . canyon the summer afore with a lot of fel-  1 lers, an he said he believed he could find  it'bout 100 miles below tho ferry, 'cause  thar were a.placo thar down in the canyon  Whar  the walls widen  out fer -some  20  miles, an "thar was quite a wide valley with  grassy meadows an trees.,  So he takes one  of. the boys'an a pdck  outfit an^goes  off  ' 'down thar. ' They had to leave everything  oh top of the. canyon an climb down a-foot  an pack their stuff  on  their backs.    Tlie  walls was. 6,000 feet high tlmr, an they had  a liard time gottin   down.    Course it was  jist a scratch, but I'm   blest if after four  or five clays' hunt thcy'didn'tiind'it lodged  easy 'nuff to tell Jackson's body, fer he'd  had two fingers of his left hand shot off in  a fight once. So they takes it to a placo  in the valley whar it was safe from flood,  an buries it as well as. they could, an the  next fall, when 'twas cold, he went back  an packed the remains out of the caiv on  an took them, clean to the ranch an buried  em jist as if it was his own brother. I tell  you, the boys wTas ready to swear by tho  olo man after that."  But Colorado's story was finished, and  as it was about 10:30 tho second guard  men began putting "oh overcoats and heavy  gloves preparatory to two hours and a half  of watching the herd.  Tho stars were shining clear and bright,  the bells of the horso herd came softly  over . the prairie, making a tuneful chime  on the frosty night air, and as I untied the  rope that bound my roll of bedding and  kicked it out on the ground I could not  keep from thinking of poor Jackson's  death and wondering if tho morrow held a'  like fate in store for any of us.���������Will C.  Barnes in Argonaut. .  The Costlie������t For.  The most expensive fur is that of tho  black fox of Kamcha 'ca, the skin cf  which when dressed - I ��������� ���������omes a very attractive blue. A single skin is worth as  much as $1,000 . 'A' pelisse worn by the  Emperor Nicholas lined with this fur cost  $10,000. '"     "' '       '"  Cut and .Jewel  Work   Embroidery.  A novel and- beautiful piece of work  is well shown by the illustration from  The Household. ' The outline of the design :1s'1 buttonholed* with white, and,a  Battenberg ring is buttonholed to the  center of each figure ' Thf������ coloring of  the  jewels . is , as . follows    The   round  DETAl*;. OF. CUT WOKK IJOKDEIi.  jewel shown in detail at A is yellow  and the   long one blue    In B the upper  "three, beginning'at the^enter. are pink,  blue   and   lavender, respectively     The  . long, one, is lavender, and the lower  three, beginning at the bottom, are  pink, blue and yellow.'respectively In  C\the round jewel is pink and the two  long ones'are1 ,'37ellow ' D is worked like  B The -je.wels are .outlined with; a  darker shade'of their color After the  embroider>T is completed the linen is but  away, as shown in the illusti*ation.  ��������� c     v    Lusters For Chinn Point ins.  Dusters continue * in vogue, says The  Art Interchange.. They are popular with  china painters because they always fire  with a beautiful   glaze and .present an  iridescent   surface   that   is   peculiar to  this'form of decoration ' The trouble in  mixing one with the other is. being all  alike apparently before firing, it is alto  gether a matter of guesswork.   There is  nothing to judge by. as there is nothing  to indicate any'.variety or combination  of colors before  applying them     They  need riot be applied with any great de  gree of smoothness, as they fuse evenly  though   not   appearing   to do so before  firing   . Therp is an "essence" for thinning lusters that should be used.Jnstead  of turpentine  Chicken on Toast.  Season pieces of cold chicken with  salt and popper Dip in melted butter  let this cool on the meat, and dip in  beaten egg and in bread crumbs Fry  in butter to a delicate brown Remove  the chicken from the pan and-pour in a  cup of cream or some of the broth in  which the chicken was cooked. Season  this, arid when it is hot pour it ovei  slices of toast which have been arranged on a platter Place a piece of chick  en on each slice and serve.     -    ,  DESCRIPTION   OF   A   RAID ON   AN  AF-  ���������      RICAN   VILLAGE.  of  of  the  the  The     Surprise,     the     Flight  Drsivcs    and   ' tlie     Capture  Worsen and Children���������The  Ransom  and IIovf It Wa.s Extorted and  Paid  Perhaps the simplest method of describ  ing  the   raiding  system   as practiced   by  the  Arab   bands  in   tho forest region be  tween the Aruimi and the  Kongo would  be in   tho  form   of  a   brief  narrative ot  events   based   upon ' personal observation  The  caravan   whose   adventures   wo  are  about  to follow was   under the command  of  O.sinn ni. a middle aged .Arab who had  penetrated  the  continent  from Zanzibar  moroithan 30 years before   For two weary  weeks  the  wretched   party   had   traveled  through  an   uninhabited   portion   of  the  great   forest, trudging   each   day through  densely matted  undergrowth   beneath the  impenetrable  canopy* of  primeval  "trees,  and   sleeping   each    night,    hungry   and  weary   upon the sodden ground in the vi  tinted atmosphere of decaying vegetation  One afternoon, when   the party was al  most in a condition of  despair, one of the  Mnnycma followers sustained a deep ilesh  wound Irom a hard wood spear which had  been   artfully concealed   in, the bushes bo  side a well worn elephant; track as a trap  for the natives of the forest aro ,wcil skilled   in woodcraft     Upon   discovering this  evidence of man's existence in the vicinity  the caravan halted, while scouts were sent  to survey the  surrounding country     In a  .short time it was   reported that within an  hour's   march   a   large native village had  been sighted    Osmani's instructions were  brief   "Two   hours   before  the  dawn we  march upon'that village ' Tonight no fires  no noise, Silvia''       -    <>  The night air grew "gradually'colder A  fierce storm swept over the forest, and the  rain, filtering through the thick foliage  overhead, trickled in-continuous, streams  upon the naked bodies of the raiders' It  was still -dark and-raining when the  hoarso whisper, "'Tenclclc���������tendele upesi'  (March���������march quickly) passed'from one  to another , The party set lort(b in single'  file No word was spoken/and the only  sound that betokc.ned their progress was a  flight swishing ot leaves and thu muffled  tread of naked feet upon .the bpongy  ground Upon Hearing tho village clear .  ing each man buckled . his' nmmunition  belt more tightly around 'his waist and  wound si strip of dirty white cotton cloth  about his head to serve as a v distinguish x  ing mark in the, coming attack upon the  naked natives      -   .        .    ,   ���������': ,  With a shrill "Hae yah!" the raiders  fired their first volley directly toward the  huts where the natives were sleeping  '* 'Llah���������la���������:ihul" roared the-Manyema  as they crashed through the bushes into  the midst of a multitude of panic stricken  .savages, chasing the   black  figures hither  and thither    Women and children shriek  cd, fowls flew cackling toward'the woods  men's  "deep voices   shouted  incoherently  but the loud rifle reports and shouts of the"  relentless   Manyem-i  drowned, all   other  Bounds   Soon the village became enveloped  in a dense white' fog of sulphurous smoke  and mist, in .the  obscurity of  which the  ���������raiders' guns flashed forth tongues of fire  Gradually the tumult ceased     The cool  morning breeze dispelled ' the heavy cloud  of mist and  smoke, revealing   tho victo  rious raiders swaggorim  through the dev  in a pile of 'drift along  the river.     'Twas  Notes From Tlie Ladies' World.  To remove the puckery appearance of  embroidery just finished wet a clean  piece of linen in clear, cool water,  wring it out and place it on a clean  wooden table." Then lay the work on.  its face "upward.' Pin the work down  and stretch it as smooth as possible and  leave it so ft>r 24 Iiours.  White linen flosses should be used in  embroidering   plain   linen damask dinner cloths: also for the lace edgings and  insertions used   for their further deco  ration and trimming  . Cording stitch, made by taking a  long stitch forward on the face of the  material and a very short stitch back  on the underside, is used iu-the revived  ���������white embroidery on table linen.  The -French knot, made by twisting  the needle once or twice around the  thread, passing the needle straight down  through the w;ork and drawing the knot  twice, is another stitch used in white  embroidery  Satin stitch is much nsed in the revived embroidery It is made of- long,  regular stitches closely laid together to  present a smooth, raised.satin effect  Wellington After Waterloo.  Lddy Morningtoh told .mo that when'she  went to soe the Duke of Wellington after  the battle of Waterloo and congratulated  him he p*at his hands before his face and  sobbed, saying: "Oh, don't congratulate  mcl I have lost all my best friends!"���������  .Dlaclnvood's.  , asted village, driving scores 'of. miserable  women and children   secured   together in  couplescby means of lashings  around the  wrists   Soon the early morning sun shone  in all its radiance, its bright beams glint  ing through the distant- trees>iin sad .con-  .trast to tho desolation of dead   bodies and  smoldering   huts   ' By   noon  the   raiders  had established  themselves  iu the former  homes of  the   natives, a  rough   zeribaof  brushwood was formed around the outside  to serve as a  precaution   against any siti.1  den   attack, and, the  trembling  captives  were pi need in tho center   under a watch  ful guard  A   few days  after   tho  attack upon the  village  the  Arab chief   Osinani   gave in  structions for two of the 'oldest of the captive women  to   be liberated    Two  feeble  creatures were brought forth ancl stood in  abject  terror before the marauding chief  ''Go to your people who are hiding in the  forest,"   said tho Arab     "Tell them t'-seir  women  are alive, and  tell them that we  will set them free when they bring us ele  pliant tusks   For each tusk of an elephant  wo will give back one woman     If within  five  days . from now\they do  not come to  us with  ivory, we  will   take  the women  with us to  another country and sell them  to people who will kill and eat them    Go!  Tell  our words  truly I'      When   the poor  women realized they were free to depart,  they  darted forward with  extraordinary  agility into tho woods. ...'.-���������   '  On r,he morning of the fifth day the Arab  cam]* was hailed by a voice from the forest.  "Is it true thatour women arc still alive"?1  " It is true. It is indeed true, " replied a  Manyema in tho native dialect. 'I bring  tusks of elephants. But first let me hear  their voices that I may know you speak  truly." The women were soon produced  ancl were made to shout a rcplj- to tho native chief, who was all this time concealed  from sight among the trees After much  delay, during which tho Manyema in. turns  coaxed and threatened the timid and suspicious native, the young chief at length  .mustered sufficient courage to step forth  Depositing his burden of i v*ry in tho open,  he glanced meaningly in tho directiop of  the Arab'scamp Instantly several women  were liberated, and they rushed to tho  woods In this fashion, during several  subsequent days, the Arab chief was grad  u;illy relieved of his prisoners, and .in their  place he became enriched .by a substantial  stock of ivory.���������Cassell's Magazine.  it  AN ARAB SLAVE HUNT  ON  AN AVALANCHE..  Down  A Colorado  Miner's Wild Ride  n. Slouutnin Side.  George "D. Williamson, now engaged  in  mining near Lake City, tells a  thrilling-  story of  his experience in a.snow-slide in  the  mountains of   Hinsdale county,    in  Colorado. *-  Mr. Williamson and a companion' had  been to look at a mining claim in which ���������  they were interested and were returning  along tlie trail, when they came to ft point  at which there were evidences of a "move -  ment of the heavy mass of "snow lying, oe  the mountain side. ' ���������  "I saw that it was liable to move again  at any time," s'hid Mr. Williamson, "and  started back, with the remark that it was  as much as a man's life was worth to at-  .WILLIAMSON'S WILO KIIJK.  tempt to cross, the snow thtrt  had  pourcu  across tho trail. From where wo stood'  to' the -bottom-,of the 'gulch was- about  1,000 feet, and wo could sco. that the  movement of the snow had stopped about .  (50 feet below the (trail on which wo were"  standing I thought that by "gbingarouhd  tho snow,,carefully wo could escape and  save ourselves, a lon'g trip" I began clambering down the rociks on the cdgo,pl-jtho  slide. When I readied a point near the  end'of tho slide, I looked back to" where  my friend stood at- a safe distance and  ' called to him that it was all right A big.  dead tree had* been- brought down by. tho  slide ancl rested on about three feet 'of  snow, packed quite solid The top,of ^tho  , tree projected about 80 feet beyond tho end  of tho slide Instead of going around tho  tree "t sprang upon tho trunk, intending  to leap from it to the ground on the other  side.   .       . ���������       ���������*--���������      ,  "The moment 1 touched the log I knew  I was gone. Whether the slide started of  its own weight or whether my weight  started it I Will never-know, but in an instant I was flying down the. mountain.  As tho log began' to move I dropped'and '  fell astride it, grasping a limb in front of  me with both hands ' I heard tho scream  of my friend as I began to move and then  heard nothing more except the terrible  roar of the avalanche'behind me There  were no .trees in tho way, and the log  went as straight as a die down tho mountain side, fortunately for 1110 keeping its  position on top of the snow        '     ' -   t  "I don't know .what I thought There  was no time to do much thinking, and all  my energies wero devoted, to tho maintenance of my position" We passed some  dead bushes^the broken twigs from which  <��������� were dashed into my face, cutting t'ho  skin, and the wind almost stepped my  breath. At the bottom -of thu narrow  gulch the tree stopped for an instant, but  before I could get off the pressure of tne  .snow behind started it again, and it shot  up the side ofthe opposite hill with scarcely any diminution of force  "Gradually the avalanche spent its en- l  ergy, and when the log came to a standstill I was sitting on the log holding tho  limb tightly, moro than 200 feet up tho  mountain sido,.while behind 1110 thu snow,  timbers and rocks filled the gulch to tho  level of my position, forming a ridgo  across the gully fully  150 feet high  "Tho whole thing was over in half a  minute, and, except for tho scratches ' on  my faco, 1 was unhurt As I shook'tho  snow, off and looked around I saw my ,.  friend tearing down thu mountain on tho  other side of the gulch wilh the expectation that ho would find my mangled body  under tho debris Needless-to say, he was  astounded whon he heard of my remarkable rido oh the.back of death "  fiogn and Cholera. .  A western farmer, feeding his hogs  upon the ash pile of a deserted sawmill,  lost none of his hogs from cholera,  while his neighbors were all losing  heavily One of his neighbors, remembering how fond bogs were of ashes'and  charcoal, hauled ashes and made a bed  on which to do bis feeding, and when  cholera came again he was likewise  spared from its ravages.���������Indiana  Farmer.  in  Morocco.'  In Morocco tho piwailing tone is grayish white, men's clot lies and 'houses-towns,  bushes, tall umbel hi era; niukling like  "ghosts in autumn- all are white, * white  sands upon the shore anil in the Sahara  and over all a white and sadil; nijig light.  as if the sun" was tired ot snlinhg down  forever on the .unchanging-. :h-tu- In no  part of Morocco 1 have v'siti'd does; the  phrase "gorgeous east hrtvY the least  meaning, and this is always m.rcd oy tho  wandering <!asterns. whoittiHl'ti*!".country  dull and lacking in color con-.t..red with  Asia, or, as "the Arabs call ii..*" 'i3iad  Schark."'���������"A .Journey tonU.oi.-occo.'"  Es  The .Af?r������cnltDrnl "Vieiv.  Uncle .Joe.(reading)���������The De Beers dia  mond mines yielded over g.OOO.OOO carats  last year.  Aunt Hetty���������Law s'akest Mrs De Beers  ought to bo a splendid butter maker with  such cow feed.���������Jewelers  Weekly THE CUMBERLAND NEWS.  ���������ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY.���������   ������������������ ��������� i      ���������      ���������        ii     i  EL Bissett Editor.  Snlscriberi failing to receive The  Views regularly will confer a favor by noti*  fytng the Office.  The columns of The News Me open to all  who wiah to express therein views on matt-'  art of public interest.  While we do not hold ouraelvee reeponu-  ble for the utterance* of correspondents' w������  reserve the right of declining to insert  communications nnneceesarily personally,  ������2^ When writing communications to  this paper, write on one side only of  paper used.    Printers do not turn copy.  mW Adrertiscrs who want tlieir ad  cnamped, should get copy in by  ia am. day before iasue.  SATURDAY,   JUNE   17th, 1899.  THE GOVERNMENT DIVIDED  The   idea of "the nature   of   the  meeting between the Vancouver del  ' egates and the government  in   regard to Dead man's Island, given iii  a Vancouver despatch to the Colonist on Sunday morning,  were substantially correct, as we learn from  other sources.    It is stated on   the  best of authority that the scene at  the interview   was   unprecedented,  the Attorney-General taking a very  aggressive tone, and showing himself utterly beyond the   control   of  the Premier.    It is said though urged to remember that certain  mat  ters were only fit for discussion  in  the privacy  of council   meetings,  Mr. Martin declared his determination to "set himself right before his  constituents" then and   there   and  made things more than unpleasant  for Mr. Cotton.     The latter gentleman did not say muoh, and is   represented as having been in a condition   of   suppressed   excitement.  Those who were present   will   tear  the -Colonist out in saying that the  exhibition was a   most extraordinary one.    No wonder as . the   facts  are leaking out, people are   asking  themselves how long a house so bad  ly divided against itself can  stand.  We do not pretend to see the issue of the present serious division.  How Mr. Martin can be permitted  by his colleagues to remain at the  council board with them   is   more  than Anyone on   the  autside   can  imagine.   One difficulty in the way  of his prampt ejection is ; Mr.   Cot-  ' ton's unwillingness to precipitate a  contest in Vancouver with, him   o-  ver Dead-man's Island as and issue.  If Mr. Cotton felt sure of that constituency he would doubtless   call  upon Mr. Semlin to purge the cabinet of the Attorney-General's presence. Of course there would be considerable difficulty in getting a successor.   There are few constituen  ciee which the   government   would  dare open at this time.    The record  of the past ten months is two   disastrous for to care to fa������e.     We do  ���������ot* believe there there is   a   single  constituency  to   which   they   feel  they could look   with   any   confidence for the election of   a   oandi-  date.   Under these  circumstances  Messrs Semlin and Cotton, we   can  imagine, hardly  knew what course  to take.    It   would   be   to   insult  their intelligence to  suggest   that  they are at all satisfied   with   Mr.  Martin's   conduct    in   connection  with Deadman'g Island   and   that  they do not know as well  ag   anyone else that Mr.   Martin's conduct  both in and out of office is heaping  a. load of   of   responsibility   upon  under which they must break down  politically.  derstood as holding the other members of the cabinet blameless of the  grave administrative scandals and  and legislative mistakes which the  Attorney-General is most directly  identified. They cannot Bhirk the  responsibility of them, but it is  fair to them to say' that the province would be far safer " in their  hands without Mr. Martin in the  cabinet than they, are now. The  whole cabinet ought to go, and will  go long before the term of the present house expires; but the crying  necessity of the hour is the ejection  of Attorney-General Martin.���������Colonist.  A JAUNTING CAR.  (Correspondence.)  Editor, News :  As you invite discussion, about  the employment of Japanese in the  coal mines, I take the liberty of  mentioning a few things on the sub  ject. Not every man who works  above or underground is a miner.  In the strict sense of the word a  miner is one who digs or mines  coal. It isL not they above who  ought to be judges, whether the  Japs or other foreigners should be  employed as helpers. It seems only reasonable that the miner should  receive a better wage than the helper. I fail to see any reason against  the employment of a Jap a* a helper or servant of the miner. The  concensus of opinion, throughout  the civilized world is rather in favor of the Japanese than otherwise.  The educated white man acknowledges Japan as a brilliant and civilized nation���������in many ways more  civilized than the. so-called white  race. It Jls not held discreditable  to a white man to associate with  the Japanese. Why, therefore,  should the latter be excluded from  mining anymore than, from elsewhere? If the Japs are to be kept  out of the mines the miners alone  shoula say so. Bystander.  Among the objects of interest to  be seen at the Wharf last Wednesday, was an Irish jaunting car, the  property of Mr. Geo. Roe. The car  is straight from Dublin and is, we  believe, the first of the kind to come  to this district. The car has two  wheels and,the seats run lengthwise, so that passengers sit back to  back facing the sides.. In the rear  are several receptacles convenient  to the riders'reach and intended,  doubtless, to hold temperance  drinks. Underneath the car is a  box-like compartment, the front of  which is protected by Iron bars.  This is to contain the "Blarney  Stone." The bars are intended  to prevent greedy persons from taking bites. Altogether, ihe car is a  novelty out here, but is hardly safe  to ride in for persons dreading the  accent Hibernian. It is stated  that the genial   John   Todd,   who  c ' ***���������  rashly ventured to test the accommodation of the jaunting car, has  been speaking with a very strong  brogue ever since.  COMMENTS.  Congratulations to the Cumberland News upon its illustrated souvenir number. It is very creditable to the publisher and the place.  ���������Victoria Colonist.  We are in receipt of the "Souvenir Edition" of The Cumberland  News. The edition is profusely illustrated with local views and it is  a creditable production alike to its  editor, office of publication and the  city of Cumberland.���������Wellington  Enterprise.  As we go to press we have just received an advance copy of the Souvenir Number, published by our  contemporary, The News. We regret that we have not time or space  to properly review it, but are pleased to be able to state that it is a  neat and artistic production, and  reflects great credit upon the editor  Miss Bissett, and her staff.���������The  Islander.  The Souvenir Number of the  Cumberland News has come to  hand.     It is very nicely gotten :iip,  *\  and reflects great credit on the  good taste and enterprise of its edit  or, Miss Mary Bissett. It contains  a full description of the town of  Cumberland, giving cuts of the  Main street and all the principal  buildings, with a write up of the  Union Colliery Co.'s mines and the  different business houses. It has  been well patronized  in the way of  LOCAL  BRIEFS.  ���������Sas^sgisgi-'^^  U. S.jNunevick, Rush and Thetis  were coaling at the Wharf this  week. ..*;���������..'  Buy our II kid glove. It is  guaranteed the best in the market.  Stevenson ���������& Co,  We regret to hear of the serious  illness of Mr.*G- G. McDonald of  the Elk Hotel.  Rev. Mr. Roberts and Mrs- Roberts have taken   Mr.   McDonald's  cottage at-the Bay. .  ������������������*>������������������. ���������' .���������>  We regret to chronicle ihe death  of Mr. Parkins of   the   Settlement  last Thursday night.  The race between Irish Lass and  General on the 24th inst, promises  to be a very interesting one.  Messrs C. J. Moore and P. Dunne  having taken the oath of office* and  allegiance, are now full fledged  J. P's.  Mr. Jack Hawkins, late of the  Courtenay House, has been dispensing liquid refreshments at the  Cumberland Hotel.  NOTICE.��������� Stevenson & Co. are  sellitg pale blue ecru and nile green  green chiffon laces worth 50c. per  yard, at 25c. and S������5c.  H. .MY, S. Virago, Am phi on,  Pheasant and Icarus were in Comox this week. The two latter left  Friday for Behring Sea, via Esquimau.  Tenders are called for carrying  mail once a. week from Parfcmlle,  on the Nanaimo Road, to Cumberland, and also from Cumberland to  Comox.  We wonder if it is true that one  of the noisome anti-Chinese agitators in this town is encouraging( ?)  white labor by giving contracts to  Chinamen to clear off his  ranch.  .The unveiling of the monument  of the late Alf. Walker by the  "Woodmen of the World," will  take place to-morrow (Sunday)  June 18, at the Presbyterian cemetery, Sand wick, at 2:30 p. m.  For a Good Spring Medicine  Try a bottle of Hood's SarsapariUa,  I have a full stock of all the  Popular Medicines. ......  \  Finest       quality     of  Supplies.    TRY  Stationery,      School;  A. He Peacey,  meanness of a government which  compels its officials to write out notices and tack them to fence   posts  a  when there are two news papers in  the town has no precedent.  There was a social,at the Presbyterian Church, Sand wick, on  last Tuesday evening, given in honor of Rev.Mr. and Mrs. Tait, previous to their departure /or the Old  Country. A most enjoyable time  was spent. There were quite a  number down from Cumberland  and   Union.     Light  refreshments  were served.  *  Rev. Father Durand will hold  service in St. John's Church at 8.30  a.m.Sunday.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  CUMBERLAND HOTEL.���������R.  Simpson, Nanaimo; A. Shaw and  J. B. Boyle, Victoria; E. Levine  and H. A. Bull, Valdez Island; G.  T. Reid, Victoria.  CORPORATION OFTHE CITY  OF CUMBERLAND    ":  TENDERS will be received up  to Monday, 6 o'clock, p. m., the  19th June instant, for digging different drains in the City of Cum.  land.  For plans and specifications apply to James A. Carthew.   .  L. W, NUNNS, CM. C.  Dated the 10th of June, 1899.  ads, and makes a   nice, newsy sou-  The Colonist does not wish to u������ J venir,���������Nanaimo Review. :  In not publishing   notices  cerning public matters,   it   is  Government   Agent's    fault,  that of those who  rule   him.  con-  not  but  The  We  wish   to   notify  the  people  of  Comox  District   that we   have  just received a   carload  of choice vehicles which  are open for   inspection  in our  show  rooms   at  Courtenay,     consisting  of    Express     Wagons  and   Carriages,    which  we   guarantee    to    be  First Class in style and  finish, which will be disposed of at   reasonable  prices.     We  are   also  prepared to do all kinds  of repairing  and guarantee satisfaction in  all  ^branches.      We   don't  say very much, but  we  are in a position to saw  wood just the same.  We thank you for your patronage of th' pant and solicit a share  of the same in the future. .  We Remain,  "Respectfully Youre,  G. B. LEIGHTON,  Courtenay, B. C.  g������@8?sg@eegssa838S8@;  Notice.  NOTICE is hereby   given that}  the undernoted hare made, an  ap^|  plication for an  Hotel, Licence U'l  sell intoxicating liquors under th������|  provisions of the statutes in the1!  behalf:  GEORGE HOWE, Nelsoi  House, Union. Bay.      44  FRANCIS   D.     LITTLE?!  Union Hotel, .Union.  The Board of Licence Commie-1  sioners will meet to consider tne^f^]  bove applications on Friday,   Jun1  30tb, at one o'clock,  p. m. at  thl]  ��������� Court House, Cumberland.  ;        JOHN THOM80N, j  Chief Licence- Inspector^  Cumberland, June 15th, 1899.   .  >��������� * r    ���������     i    ** (-     ' f  m^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmwammmmmmmmtmmmmmmmma  CM   TARRPI I  .   IT   I AnDtUt  DEALER   III       \   ;  Stoves and Tmwara ,  CUMBERLAND, B. &       '������   ���������������������������mm      ������ ������������������������������������  GORDON   MURDOCH'* . .  mmmmm^mmmmmmm^^mm^mm^mmmmm^^ ?-  Single and Double Rigs to lej  ���������at���������  Reasonable Prices '  Near Blacksmith Shop, 3rd Si  CUMBERLAND,    B. C.  Espimalt & Nanaimo Ey.j  TIME TABLE  EFFECTIVEi\  NOV. 19th, 1898.  VICTORIA TO VBLLUrOTOir.  No. 2 Daily. No.������8at*rd  ���������   "A.M. ������������������       'i.ll.';  De. 9:00 ...........Victor!* .....De. sM  "   9:-W .Coldstream "   $:  "   10:19 Sbawnigaa Lake .... ������������������   4.f  "   10:58  Duncans 4:4  ���������'P.M. '." ���������   P.M.   '���������',  ',.  12:30 .......Nanaimo...,,..   .......f&*  ���������Ar. 12:45  ^Wellington Ar, -���������:ll  WELLINGTON  TO VIOTOBIA.  No. 1 Daily. No. < Saturday  : ' A.M. A.M.  De. 8:25  ......Wellington..........De..l:'i1  "   8:4* Nanaimo  "S:J?  ' 10:04 ...Duncan*.....' *���������   4;  ..Shawnigan Lake "   5*4   Qoldstream "   5.{  ....Victoria.. .....Ar.9%ii\r,  Reduced latoa to and from all point* /<  Saturdays and Sundays good to return Mt,'.  day.   '  for rates and all information "apply <:  Company's Offices. j,  A. DUN8MUIR, On������. L. COURTNEY, i  President. Traffic Manag*  TJ* mrm YOU HAVE A WAT^  ���������   jbT   THAT DOES NOT CHf|  SATISFACTION BRING IT TO  " 10:42...  V 11:33   .  Ar. 1200 m.  Stoddar!  Opposite Waverler Hbii  '  INSURANCE.  I am agent for the following reliafj  companies;  Tbe Royal Insurance Company.       /  The London and Lancashire.  James Abrams'  FOR SALE.���������A number ;  young pigs, difterenf sizes. Be,;  shires, Wit. Lewis,      jh  Courtenay

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