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-a sale: will, continue until all goods are: sold
Of -= - C Tv? X I ) T TO T? S'
j OF THE CITY OF PARIS DRY GOODS STORE.
2 The manager has received imperative orders from Mr. B. Sheideman to push this sale and dispose of the stock in this establishment as soon as possible, and AT
6 I ANY SACRIFICE TO REALIZE CASH. And on Monday, Nov. 27, at noon, both windows of this fine store will make a O
! SPECIAL DISPLAY OF FINE DRESS PATTERNS \
1 The latest and most stylish of goods imported from Europe for this Fall and Winter Season of 1593-4, and at such prices that every lady can afford to get a new and
R stylish dress, and save from 40 to 75 per cent on her purchase. And at these prices they will be sold for less than the first cost to manufacture. Seeing is, in this
case, believing, aud both windows will be loaded with Dress Patterns, and prices will be slaughtered. So watch our windows. This stock is still interesting in Silks, * C_j
£_1 I Velvets, Hosiery, Ribbons, Gloves, Ladies' Underwear, Corsets, Shawls, Skirts, Dress Trimmings, Laces, Dress Linings, Blankets, Comforters, Lace Curtains, Table p$
»-H ij Linen, Napkins, Towels, Ginghams, Flannels, Prints, Muslin, Sheetings, Fans, Dress Buttons, and hundreds of other articles —in fact all the goods in this establish-
" H v ment must be sold and cash realized. Cash is what the creditors want and must have, and you (the public) are getting the benefit, and saving from 40 to 75 Der cent
on every dollar's worth of goods that you buy at this great creditors' sale. There is still on sale the
% Enormous and Magnificent Stock of Holiday Goods I
Specially imported for this season by the City of Paris. Every article must and will be sold. You can purchase now for less than importers'price, thereby saving
►—» t considerable money. At the prices marked on these Holiday Goods you can buy TWO for the same money that you have to pay others for ONE. It is generally
t~ U considered that the Holiday trade is the harvest for the merchants, but at this Creditors' Sale of the City ot Paris it will simply be a harvest for the public generally, I (H
\i andthi3 sale of Holiday Goods begins NOW for the purpose of clearing it out and realizing whatever cash they will bring. Prices will be destroyed. You shall be j
"j the judges and receive the benefit. Among the many useful as well as ornamental articles is a beautiful aud complete line of Willow Ware and Willow Ware Novel- 3 Jj
I ties, consisting of 1 M
Hair Pin and Cushion Baskets, Wall Pockets, Music and Umbrella Stands, Plain and Fancy Photograph Holders, | t~*
] room Holders, Fancy Candy and Work Baskets, Fancy Scrap Baskets, Office Baskets, Knitting and Key Baskets, E
q \ Plain and Fancy Work Stands, Flower and Fruit Baskets, Shopping and School Bags, I *q
\ Plain and Fancy Infants' Baskets Traveling and Fancy Toy Baskets,
>; With Pockets and Covers. Counter and Lunch Baskets.
Prices range from 3 cents to $5, with an endless variety to select from. BUY NOW and save from 40 to 75 per cent.
CHAS. MUNTER, MANAGER.
sale: will continue: until all goods are: sold i(-
The serial's done, hut. Great Caesar,
wear Pvo forgotten the plot!
\\ hut was it wont wrong to displease her?
And did she believe him or not?
Now, what was the reason they parted?
Which was wrong? Who started the fight?
Was she tlie one ro broken hearted?
And which of th' rivals was right?
How did it all happen? Now, which one
(rained all of my sympathies first?
The poor man or ch"j the old rich one?
And which of tho two turned out worst?
That other i.lrl in the beginning.
Who had such a basilisk eye,
Tho heiress who ecemed to bo winning-
Did sho no abroad? Did alio die?
Tbat ohepter 1 missed on vacation—
1 reckon it introduced Fate,
Who, after a long explanation.
Proceeded to set matters straight.
6nme girl mnrried some man or other—
The epilogue makes that quite plain—
But which girl and which man—oh, bother,
iiust I read tbat whole thing again?
THE ISLE OF FEAR.
I wes the only white man in Patuca,
the chief town of the Honduras waikas.
Ever since my arrival at tho Mos
quito shore, the waikas had piqued my
curiosity by wonderful tales of n mys
terious Island which stood in tho midst
of an inland lagoon and which, they
said, was peopled by hideous demons
v.-ho destroyed all who set foot on their
Yeara ago tho Bntria had once ven
tured into tho lagoon ou a search for
raro h Tba and roptileo with which to
work hor spoils Ofid incantations.
As sao noarcd tho ill arid hugo mon
itors, having tho nhcpo of men and the
eyes of do\ ils, refilled to the water's
edge, and, waving their long, hairy
arms, uttered the most horrible yells,
which so terrified the Sukia that eke
bent to her paddlo and never ceased he:
frenzied strokes until tho pitpan grated
on tho pebby beach of tho village.
And, us though this wero not in itself
a potent enough sign cf tho island being
consecrated to Lasta uud his attendant
evil spirits, v headstrong wuika buckra.
in a moment of bravado, had gone to
Dunkworra to fight Lassa, and from
that day to thia had never been heard
Old Witatala, the chief of tho waikas,
swinging in his hammock within the
semidarkness of his bamboo watta, told
me all this and more.
"No, no, buckra," he repeated -frith
S solemn shako of his gray, wooly
head, "1 tink mo you s'pose old Wita
tala crazy; he no take ycu to Dankwar
ra, or he no tell you where Dankwarra
is. Mako mo hunt de manatee instead.
Dat plenty fun, an bimeby you forget
Witatala was obdurate, and I was
obliged to content myself with the pros
pect of a hunt after the manatee, or
sea cow, that remarkable connecting
link between quadrupeds and fishes,
which is to tropical waters what tho
seal ia to those of the frozen zone.
At first sun up' ; we made our start —
Witatala, Qui la. bin son, myself and a
crew of four paddlors.
L Eight lone hours we paddled UD
stream until tne river took a etrango
and unfamiliar aspect.
Then, steering for tho hush covered
bank, the crew with their sharp ma
chetes lopped off a number of loafy
branches, which wero thrown lightly
over the pitpan, until it resembled a
Casting loose from the bank, we float
ed down tho river with the current.
Ono man Btood in tho stern to steer.
Witatala crouched in the bow with
harpoon and lino, while tho rest, keep
ing their long, keen lances clear of im
pediments, knelt on tho bottom.
After an hour of drifting I was be
ginning to think that perhaps tho man
atee had found the tender shoots of river
grass unpalatable to his taste, when
suddenly Witatala launched his har
poon and at the same instant gave an
ear splitting yoll of triumph.
The yell was followed by a heavy
plunge, and tho pitpan started forward
with a sudden jerk, which cost me a
hard tumble into tho bottom of the
Before I had recovered myself the
boughs were all thrown overboard, and
tho waikas stood with their long lances
poised for instant use.
The pitpan tore along at incredible
speed, und small wonder, for at the
othor end of the rope fastened > the
boat was an enormous creature, whose
black body could bo seen sliding beneath
the water's surfaco liko a long black
When the manatee rose for air, the
remaining harpoons flashed into its
black hippopotamuslike side.
The only elfeet tho spears seemed to
have on the maddened oreaturo was to
6pnr it on to fresh exertions, for, dart
ing from one side of tho river to the
other, ho whipped and jerked tho frail
craft after him as though it had been
a switch of willow.
"Tho machetes!" cried Witatala.
Catching hold of the taut line which
held us to tlio seu cow, ho gradually
drew tho pitpan nearer to it.
Tho men stood with their swordliko
machetes poised, waiting for a chance to
hurl them, and when tho manatee once
more arose for air down flashed tho
Some of them struck and stuck, but
so thick was the monster's hide that a
couple turned their points and glanced
off into the river.
Still the manatee kept on in its mad
zigzag flight, until suddenly it swerved
and made for v thick clump of bushes
overhanging the bank. At this new
maneuver Witatala uttered a terrified
shriek of dismay.
"Dankwarra I Dankwarra!" ho
screamed. "See, tho manatee makes
for the entrance to the lagoon of Dank
The other waikas sprang to their foot
and made on attempt to cast loose the
ropes at the bow, but tho tension ren
dered it impossible.
In vain they fumbled for their ma
cnetes ana Knives; every bladed instru
ment had already been hurled at the
By this time the monster had rusheQ
ns into the bush hiddan mouth of a
narrow creek, whose density of over
hanging foliage seemed to turn dty into
Bight. . _
LOS ANGELES HERALD- WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 29. 1893.
The dismayed wnikas cast anxious
glances at tho pitchy waters, through
which the canoe was plunging, as if to
throw themselves iv, but the sullen
splashes at either bank showed where
nneaey crocodiles had left their muddy
lairs and decided them to risk the un
certain evil that lay ahead rather than
the probable death that was close at
A few seconds more and we emerged
from the narrow passage into the spa
cious lagoon, whose calm surface was
unbroken save by a large island which
stood in its centor.
Straight for this island tore the fran
tic manatee, while with every foot oi
lessened distance between us and the
land the waikas' eyes seemed to bulge
out bigger with terror.
When within about 60 yards of the
island, a grating, tearing sound came
from the pitpan's bow, and with a sud
den wrench and crash the canoe turned
over, a total wreck from a sharp, jagged
rock the manatee in its wild flight bad
thrown us against.
Fortunately the shock was so great
as to fling us clear of the hidden rock,
and rising from beneath the water we
struck out for the island, our speed not
a little accelerated by tho fear of
sharks and crocodiles.
Reaching the sandy shore of the is
land, we crawled upon the beach, but
farther than this tho waikas, with chat
tering teeth, declared they would not
But it did not seem so terrible to mo.
this "Dankwarra, the Isle of Pear,"
for it was not unlike a hundred lagoon
islands I had seen—a heavy tangle of
tropical over and under growth, encir
cled by a shining strip of beach. Of its
inhabitants, demons or otherwise, not
a trace was to be seen.
In response to an exclamation from
Witatala, I looked toward the lagoon,
and there, on its surface, near the
beach, I saw floating the dead body of
tho manatee, which, in its moment of
victory, had succumbed to doath.
Tho waikas waded out into the water,
splashing as thoy went to frighten
away the sharks and crocodiles, laid
hold of the ropes attached to the har
poons and drew the sea cow np on the
It was certainly a most remarkable
animal, if animal it may be called.
It weighed, I should say, between 1,600
and 1,800 pounds.
It had two forefeet, or flippers, but
instead of hind feet there was a broad,
flat tail which spread out horizontally
liko a fan. The skin was dark and
corrugated, and the few scattered hairs
upon it gave its body a general reseia
blanco to that of a hippopotamus.
Witatala surveyed the dead creature
with anger, but philosophically re
solved to make it pay in part for our
misfortune by serving as supper.
With the aid of a couple of dry sticks
a firo was kindled, and the manatee waa
prepared for eating.
I did not wonder at the machetes'
failure to penetrate its hide, for as the
flesh was cut in strips for broiling I
measured tho skin and found it an
inch and a half in thickness and as
tough as whalebone.
Th j manatee steaks proved to be ten
der* well flavored, altogether delicious,
and far surpassed venison, to my palate.
After supper .I determined to do a lit
tle exploring on my own account, in
spito of the warnings of Witatala and
An eighth of a mile down the beach
I came upon an old cannon half buried
in the sand. Scraping away the loose
soil, it proved to be, in spite of its
heavy crust of mold and rust, an an
cient Spanish cannon closely resem
bling those the books picture to us as
having been used by the daring Span
ish freebooters in the days of Drako and
Farther along I camo upon other rel
ics—an old flintlock, a dagger, several
pistols and a piece of broken chain, all
scattered about as though they had been
left in somo hasty flight.
As I walked back to the waikas I re
called tho tales of the famous ' 1 Black
beard," who made his name a terror
along the Spanish main, and it seemed
probable to me that the now deserted
Dankwarra had been in those days a
secret stronghold of "Blackbeard" and
his piratical band.
Old Witatala evinced but little inter
est in the story of my discovery, his
mind being chiefly exercised over our
getting away from Dankwarra with
all possible celerity.
This he determined to accomplish by
means of a raft, which he intended to
construct from the clumps of bamboo
growing near the island's forest.
Night had descended with its tropical
suddenness, but this did not deter Wi
tatala from his preparations for mak
ing tho raft.
Despatching Quila and a couple of
waikas for tietio vine with which to
bind the bamboo together, the rest of
bs secured the machetes from the un
lucky manatee's hide and started for
the bamboo clumps.
The waikas would not carry torches,
for that they said would show our
whereabouts to the wicked Lassa, but
that we might not want for light they
caught handfnls of fireflies, pulled off
their wings and scattered them among
tho bamboo trees, where they gave ra
diance enough for us to perceive clearly
the surrounding objects.
At the first stroke of tho machetes
on the bamboo the hitherto silent is
land seemed to break out into a pande
monium. I dropped my machete in dis
may, but Witatala calmed my nerves
by telling me that the sounds were
made by the suddenly awakened ani
mal and bird life of the island. But
what a diabolical uproar it was!
There were unearthly groans and an
ery snarls and shrieks. At times the
noises were blended and became sullen
and distant, then so sharp and near
they seemed at our very feet.
All tho water birds and wild fowls
roosting in the trees gave a sudden
flutter and set up a series of croaks and
screams which sent an adjacent troop
of howling monkeys into spasms of de
At intervals the heavy bodies of
prowling animals would be heard crush
ing through the jungle, and at these
noises old Witatala would look anxious
ly around, ip momentary dread of hav
ing Lassa and his demouu swoop down
But nothing- of the kind happened,
and we were ablo to retreat in safety
with our load of bamhoo logs to the
beach, where the construction of the
raft began with groat rapidity.
Tho great red naoon was beginning
to grow dim in the approaching dawn,
however, before the raft was completed.
We had thrown ourselves down upon
the beach for a brief rest before launch
ing our rude craft, when suddenly Wi
tatala grasped-my arm like the teeth of
a vise, and in a hollow whisper bade
me toward the jungle. I did so,
and for a minute every drop of blood
seemed to stand still in my veins.
There, peering at us from tho half
parted bushes, was a huge white face,
terrible in its hideous ferocity. Be
neath its low, slanting forehead blazed
fierce eyes; its nose was broad and flat,
and from its great month two fangs
Tho waikas seemed rooted to the
ground with terrified amazement.
Suddenly another frightful face ap
peared beside the first, then another and
The spell of silenco was broken, and
tho waikas began simultaneously their
rapid screech of incantation against
Lassa and all the other evil spirits, at
the same time backing toward the la
goon, shoving the raft as they went.
The four faces iv the edge of the
thicket grinned and frowned, their jaws
rapidly opening and shutting.
As the raft slid into tho water, tho
bushes parted, and the faces appeared
in the open.
They were no longer simply " faces."
They were huge, towering, hairy forms
that stood erect, with arms waving
high above their heads. And now they
came menacingly toward us.
Tho waikas—and perhaps I, too—
gave one cry, and throwing ourselves
on the raft with a shove we sent it
gliding away from the island.
At this the monsters waved their
arms yet more frantically, and advanc
ing to the water's edge gave utterance
to a succession ef yells.
Just then the sun burst from above
tho woodland and fully revealed to my
astonished eyes the forms of our pur
suers. They were not men, not de
mons, but monkeys—and yet not mon
keys, but huge gorillas I
Tho island faded away, and tho roars
of tho gorillas were lost in tbe dis
tance. Back through the black creek
we paddled out into the broad, swiftly
flowing waters of tho Rio de la Patuca.
I tried to explain the identity of the
creatures to Witatala, but be would
receive none of it.
"No, buckra," ho replied with a
shake of his poor old head. "No,
buckra," ho repeated, "old Witatala
know monkey when he see him—he eat
many monkey. He know him well.
He never see monkey so big like dat—
talk like dat. Dat big one was Lassa—
de rest he family."
Of course there was nothing more to
As to occl'.'! • f gorilla.- ring on
an island in a '.. -itral American la
goon. I can oSer but one explanation:
'"Blackboard." the pirate, may have
brought young gorillas with him on
Bomu slaving voyage from Africa and
abandoned tlicm v.ith tidiest ot bi»
effects on this island.
The climatic conditions being the
same as thoso of Africa, the gorillas
would naturally have thrived and
brought up their flourishing progeny.
Whether or not in time they will
escape to tfye mainland remains to be
If they do not leave the island, there
is little chance of their being heard of
again, for the entrance to the lagoon
creek is next to invisible, and after our
experience neither gold nor rum would
induce a waika to act as guide to Dank
warra, the isle of Fear!— Montreal Star.
I*prosy and Periwinkles.
"Airenedj" writes as follows to the
Indian papers: "Permit mo to invite
attention to the fact that the districts of
Bibhum, Burdwan, Bancoorah, etc.,
four or five of the districts of Bengal
in which leprosy prevails to the great
est extent (vide statistics of tho leprosy
commission), aro notorious for the
quantities of periwinkles consumed in
them by the inhabitants. In no part
of India ara there such dirty and filthy
poola of water in which periwinkles
(Bengalee, googloe) exist as in theso
districts, and tho women fish them up
by the hundredweight and eat them by
the ton each year. Can it bo that these
shellfish contain tho leper bacillus or
microbe or germ, or other abomina
tion that induces tho system to batch
the disease, so to put it?"— St. James
A contemporary hae figured out that
the American double eagle of $20 is
equal to 20 patakas of Abyssinia, 30
kwans of Annam, 24 piasters of Arabia,
20 pesos of Argentine, about 44 florins
of Austria, about 103 francs of France,
86 milreis of Brazil, 2 condors of Chili,
36 rigsdalers of Denmark, 400 piasters
of Egypt, £4 of Great Britain, 103
drachmas of Greece, 84 marks of Ger
many, 45 rupees of India, 103 lire of
Italy, 20 yens of Japan, 50 scudi of
Malta, 183 lei of Roumania, 50 guilders
of the Netherlands, 27 rubles of Rus
sia, 8 tomunfl of Persia, 251 piasters
of Servia, 83 ticols of Siam, 103 pesetas
of Spain, 209 gwush of Tripoli, 7 tillas
of Turkistan, 21 patacons of Uruguay
and 23 pesos of Venezuela.
Unlike the Dutch Process
(jjS| No Alkalies
JgV Other Chemicals
aro used in tho
JffpT W. BAKER & CO.'S
PjH Ifl'lA which is absolutely
JJgj i " .v-.Vt pure and solubl**
MB i M*fiiß ua3 morethan th- re times
Vr%i > :V: j the strength ot Cocoa mixed
■■■ ii ril' l'M w * tn Starch, Arrowroot or
Sugar, and ia far mure eco
nomical, costing less than one cent a cup.
It is delicious, nourishing, and easily
Sold by Grorers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Haw.
jra<lercWßlU as a Hard YVorke:
To be a pet of the public som
has its disadvantages. M. Pader-,. mo,
for instance, keeps aphis reputation only
at the oost of tremendous efforts. To
an interviewer for Black and White he
has confided tho fact that he practices
at the piano often for 15 or 16 hours ai
day. Once, in New York, he had to work j
up eight ontirely distinct programmes in
little over as many days, and then it was
a case of 17 hours' practice daily. One
must always be at it, he explains, to
keep the fingers right and the memory
active. Tho work is certainly tiring,
and M. Paderewski considers that j-- l
ing billiards—a game ha ia very fbi
—has saved hia life by affording hit
necessary relief from bis arduous v
Those crashing blows of his ci
piano are not, as some might imc
made with the closed fist. Some
they are done with the third ffnger stiff
ened out, sometimes with the thumb
sideways. He seems to see nothing won
derful in the eSßeet producefl, atthewgh :
his hands are Bp delicate that an ordi
narily firm shake makes him wince. It
is true that he has a forearm such as a
professional strong man might envy,
perfect is it in its musctilar develop- j
ment.—London Daily News.
Thought He Could Jump.
A young man tho other day got an um
brella where the bottle got the cork—in
the neck. This young man is one of i
those fellows who can readily explain tc |
you that nothing that any ono else can
do is really as difficult as it appears. He '
joined a local gymnasium not long ago,
and after watching the members once or
twice going through their exercises came j
away with stihe feeiing that he was a full i
fledged athlete. Walking on East Court
etreet alongside of the jail, he espied two i
women dhead of him walking abreast
and carrying a basket «f freshly waahed
clothes between them. The street being j
narrow at this point, they took ng this.
full width. The young-man, beingfin a
hurry, thought he could save time by
jumping over the basket, but his calcu
lation was not acute enough, and ha '
kicked some of the wash oft. After
walking a few steps ho turned around ttt
ascertain the result of his maneuver anA
was jnst in time to sco an umbrella
hurled at htm by the unerring aim of an
enraged woman. He tried to dodge, but
was too slow.—Cincinnati Commercial
In mediaeval times the stationarins, or
stationer, held official connection with a
nmversity and sold at his stall, or sta
tion, the books written or copied by tho
libTarins, «r bo«k writer. Shrch is the
origin of-the modern term stationer, one
who now keeps for sale implements of
such service, and not usuailv the pro
ductions of literary persona.—Harper's
A Lost Bride.
Ad absentminded groom In Some, Qa.,
forgot that he was to be married the oth
er day, aDd when the time for the cere
mony arrived ho was not present. / v ex
arninaUon showed that he had ovuJslapt
himself. He apologised, but the father
of the bride reftmed' $0 accept Wm as a
son-in-law, «Rrd tba engageraeat waa