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A HARD FIGHT Every Statement Contested in McCamish Trial EVIDENCE OF MOTIVE THE LOVE PASSAGES TO BE SHOWN TODAY Dallison Lineberger on the Stand Most of the Day—A Witness Converted in the Jail There was a large assemblage of cu riosity seekers In Judge Smith's court room yesterday listening to the details of the McCamlsh murder trial. From the very nature of the case, it being altogether circumstantial ln char acter, the evidence does not appear 00 striking as if there had been eye-wit nesses to the killing of McCoy Pyle. There are so many cases on record where innocent men have been hanged on cir cumstantial evidence, and some very j clever novels have been written to illus trate how a web of apparently incontro vertible and incriminating evidence may be woven around an innocent man, that in the public mind there is quite com monly a prepossession against testimony of this character. And yet the low says and says wisely that circumstantial ev idence may be the very best kind of evi dence. Generally speaking, the world hears ultimately of any innocent man who may be sent to his death on what appeared absolutely convincing circum stantial evidence, but the- number of real criminals who are- punished on ex actly similar testimony is never heard from. The web of proof being woven around Ed McCamish, albeit broken in places by the doubts, uncertainties and, in some instances, contradictions of wit nesses has shown thus far very plainly that when the defendant reported Mc- Coy Pyle as having been chloroformed, beaten and robbed of a quantity of his personal effects he said what, In part at all events-, was not true.. The prosecu tion ijave not, perhaps, negatived the drugging and beating, but it has been shown that the goods alleged to have been stolen reposed peacefully in the de fendant's room at Fillmore. Furthermore, the- very pair of hand cuffs which the defendant claimed ho had Just snapped on one of the robbers' wrists at Castaic switch at the moment Pyle was shot, and which the latter ran off with, were also discovered in Mc- Camish's room and have risen in- judg ment against him. The gold ring he wore upon his finger and which he claimed the robbers wrenched off was also found In- the defendant's room, and all these circumstances indicate that not only did no robbery take place, but that no robbers showed up at Castaic. the discovered handcuffs, which have been'idc-ntlfied. indicating with apparent certainty that they could not possibly have been run off with by anybody. THE ROMANCE OF LIFE But if not probable at least it is-quite possible that there may be a striking and valid defense. The romance of ac tual life far exceeds the conceived ro mance of the story teller. While the case is still sub-judlce. It may not be proper to suggest how- these discrepan cies might be overcome, but the appa rent impossibility of their being over come gives an added interest to the case as it may be unfolded and enlarged upon by the defense. LOVE THE MOTIA'E But in a murder case it is necessary that a motive be shown. So far this phase of the case has been lightly touched upon by the prosecution, but doubtless today evidence will bestrengh ened along this line. Mrs. McCoy Pyle has herself conceded that the defendant told her he thought her "the best andi truest woman he had ever known save his sister," and that because McCamish thought too much of her he left Fillmore and went to Bakersfleld. All that is very innocent, and the true affection uf a true man for a true woman is neither dishon oring to the man who is moved by it, or the woman, even though she be married, who may accidentally learn of his pas sion. But the prosecution will contend that the Innocent passion as indicated above was not characteristic of McCam ish's dealings with Mrs. Pyle. So far ja has appeared that only one person sus pected anything in the slightest d«gn improper between the couple, ant> that person was Mrs. Dallison Lineberger. She spoke to her husband and he carried the tews to McCoy Pyle. Now, Mr. Line berger said himself that his wife had not been on very friendly terms with Mrs, Pyle,'and the latter stated that forsont months she and Mrs. Lineberger dies not speak. Today, however, evidence will be forth coming that will tend to show that the defendant confessed that he liadi carried on an Intrigue with Mrs. Pyle about a year; that she had contemplated poison ing her husband, but that the defendant persuaded her from it ar.ci that he shot Pyle while the latter lay sleeping in the station house at Castaic. If these asser tions can be substantiated they end the case, but the- supposititious "if" must be written with capital letters until that is done. AN INDEFINITE WITNESS Dallison Lineberger. the brother-in law of McCoy Pyle, ar.d a deputy sheriff of Ventura county, was on the witness stand the entire forenoon of yesterday whlle being put through a rigid cross examination by defending counsel. He was the most active, perhaps, in search ing the defendant's room after Pyle's death and in finding evidence to contro vert McCamish's claim that his room had been looted after he had been ren dered insensible by means of chloro form. The witness was by no means clear and decided in his testimony, and In many instances contradicted state ments made by him in his direct exam ination, as well as many more made by him at .the time of the preliminary ex - amination held at Newhall. But whi!. these descrepancies may cause an air of doubt to be thrown around his testi mony by counsel for the defense when the time arrives to address the jury, the broad fact remains that the miscellan eous articles which McCamish claimed had been stolen by the robbers were ac tually discovered tn his room after Mc- Coy Pyle had been killed. In the first Instance, Lineberger, who on Thursday had testified that he had received the Information regarding the robbery from McCamish himself, and also a list of the goods stolen, conceded, upon being pressed by Mr. Davis, that all of his information came from Pyle. Only once did McCamis<h mention any of the alleged stolen property to the I witness, and that was at the stock corral I on the Monday after Pyle's funeral, and on the day of his arrest, when he re- I marked how sorry he was they had got ten away with the good knife Grimes | gave him. The witness repeated that the first he know of the matter was when Pyle wakened him up in the early morning j and told him that Ed (McCamish) had been drugged and robbed; and that he | had been beaten about the head and was I bloody; and that he had detected the j odor of chloroform in his room. In pro ceeding to detail the several steps taken Ito unravel the mystery of the alleged ! robbery and assault, witness spoke of \Y. Elkins. Pyle and the defendant's go ing to examine McCamish's cabin as he ' had previously done on direct. But Mr. Davis probed the witness on the point, and it developed that witness did t't know whether Elkins had gone or not. As lie said: "I may have seen Elkins go in or might not, but anyway he told me he had gone In." Being merely hearsay the assertion of Elkins' presence waseV pttOgl d from the record, and the gentle man allowed to speak for himself, j About this time the witness' mind was Illumined by a flash of memory, and lie stated that he did remember being pres ent when McCamish specifically men tion d various articles alleged»to have been stolon to Sheriff Charlebols of Ven tura county. In relating again the conversation he ! had with the defendant regarding Pyle's i murder at Castaic switch, at the scene Of the crime, the witness said that the defendant represented the robbers as passing the station about six feet ln front of the door of the house ln which Pyle and McCamish were concealed. This assertion contradicted his statement of | the day previous, and also that made at i the preliminary examination, that they | passed, about ten feet in front, that be- I Ing the distance of the switch line from I the door of the house. When the men ! were held up. the defendant, stated, ac ! cording to Witness, that Pyle stood about j four feet from his man* and when, he wad shot and fell to the ground he fell | close to the edge of the door As Mc- Camish snapped the second handcuff on his man he heard the shot. and. turning saw Pyle in the act of falling. The rob iber then fired two- shots at McCamish. ! and the latter "grabbed a pistol and re j turned the fire," and fired again, as the j robbers ran down the' track. He fired ; four shots, one of which provoked the outcry from one man that he had beer, hit. These statements, related by Lineber ger as having be-on made by McCamish at Castaic station, were made In th-: prese-nce of Deputy Sheriff Snodgrass. Witness confessed that he had.n't taken. ] much stock in the story, for the reasoi. I that Pyle was a quick man with a gun. and he couldn't believe he had been shot in the manner described. In answer to a specific question whether he did not know that Pyle had onoe before beer, shot at in a precisely similar manner. ! when out after cattle thieves with Dep- uty Pardee, the witness said he never knew of such an incident. Lineberger went on to tel! how Sheriff Charlebois sent McCamish oft on a job so that opportunity might be afforded for an examination of his room. Then the sheriff and witness went up and first opened defendant's trunk. It was unlocked, and the first things seen were four knives. Later witness corrected this, however, and said there were only three knives, the fourth being upon, the defendant when he was arrested. Wit ness proceeded and again went over all the details of the several searches made for the several articles, and then another line of examination was followe-d. AN URGENT BROTHER "You had a talk with your sister, had. you not?" inquired Mr. Davis. "I saw her before I took the train for Castaic." answered the witness. "You stated to her before the arrest of defendant on the day of the funeral, that you knew who killed McCoy Pyle. did you not?" "Not in that way; I said I suspicioned the man." "You have taken a great interest in this case and done everything you could to aid the prosecution, haven't you?" "Yes; everything that was true acd straight. I told them I thought the de fendant had done the killing." "Did you tell Mrs. Pyle that this man had been In love 1 with her. and that he had dates with her, and when she said 'No' didn't you say that this- man had killed her husband?" "I said I thought so." "And when she denied, his having mad* a proposition to her, didn't she, after thinking over it, say that he did think a good deal of her?" "I wanted to find out if there was any thing between them, anr> for that reason I insisted. I wanted to get to the bottom of the matter." "And for that reason you told her you krew the man that had killed, her hus band?" "I told her I suspected it." "Ar.d this was the evening of the day of the funeral?" "Yes. I think it was about noon." Turning to the witness' testimony at the preliminary examination counsel read his then evide-nee. wherein he stated that he spoke to her the Sunday after the funeral, and he told that he "knew the man that killer* Mac; and she, after thinking it over, said that the defendant hat 1 , once tried to make love to her and said he thought a lot of her. "You never let that woman alone until you convinced her and she said he was the right man?" asked counsel. "Yes, she said he was the right man. and I wanted to get all I could out of her." "Did she tell you why she thought he was the right man?" "No, sir." "But you gave her reasons why you thought he was l ?" "Yes, sir." "And it was because he had a wheel in his head and was crooked, wasn't it?" "I don't think it was." "Didn't you say that you just thought he looked crooked, and that you could read a person?" "I told her I could read a person some times." AFTERNOON SESSION Tho cross-examination of Mr. Line berger was resumed after the noon re cess. "You were the cMrect cause of Pyle sending McCamish away from his house, were you not?" began Mr. Davis. "I don't know that I was." "You thought defendant was going to LOS ANGELES MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1897 &. . . J_ . . die at that time that he was sick, didn't you?" "Yes, I thought so." "You went to Pyle, didn't you, and told him he had be tters-end Ed aw ay, as your wife had told" you something about what people were remarking?" "Yes. I spoke to him." "Didn't Pyle tay he hated to run a man off while he was sick?" "Yes. sir." "Then you were the direct cause of this man being sent away?" "I didn't tell Pyle he must send him away. I told him just how- things were." "And your wife was the only person who had ever said anything to you. and you didn't think there was anything wrong?" "No, sir; I did not." "And Pyle and McCamish were always good friends?" "Yes, they appeared to be." "And Pyle was the best friend this man had?" "I don't know about that." "They lent money to one another fre quently?" "Yes. sir." "After Pyle and you had the conversa tion Ed didn't leave for several days, did he?" "I think he left the next day or the day after." That ended the cross-examination. "You may tell the Whole conversation you had with your sister when you went to see her and w ttat youeaid to her about McCamish," said Mr. "Williams on re direct. "I guess I have told all I then said," was the reply. "And about his relationship with other women ?" Objection to this question was sus tained. The witness then went on to tell In answer to Mr. Williams' questions that the defendant stated to hini that one of the robbers got away with a square pair of handcuffs. Pyle only had one such pair (such a pair was then submitted in evidence.) On re-cross witness said that he did not know how this matter of the hand cuffs had just occurred to his memory unless it was that on the previous nigh: E. Pyle told him he had made-a mistake, and after he told him what it was he re membered that it was-so. THE WIDOW IDENTIFIES THE RING Mrs. McCoy Pyle, recalled by the pros ecution, was asked regarding the. de fendant's gold ring, or at least the ring alleged to have been in his possession. She identified the ring as being the one worn by defendant while he was sick In her house. He then told her that he had lost about thirty pounds in weight ar.-u the ring w as so loose that he--had to wrap a string arountl it to keep it on his linger. AN AMATEUR SLEUTH William Elkins, a 22-year-old young fellow living at Fillmore, testified to being present when Pyle's body was brought from Castaic. and the same night he, Stone and Ed Welsh remained up and watched Ed McCamish's house. A day or so afterwards he went with Mr. Lineberger to the defendant's room. They just looked aruund and that was all, and once again witness was in the room and helped to pack a box. Witness testified to being roused out by McCoy Pyle ar.d Lineberger on the night of the robbery, and McCamish was also there. They wanted to borrow wit ness' shotgun and he went down town to the saloon to get the gun and then the party went looking for the robbers. Wit ness did not hear about the robbers from the defendant directly, but front Pyle. Being unsuccessful in the hunt, they re turned to the defendant's room and Mc- Camish pointed out where the wire screen on the window had been cut by the robbers to effect an entrance. Under neath the- window inside was a table ar.d on it a number of cans, but there was no evidence that they had been disturbed. .McCamish said he had been chloro formed and hit over the- head and robbed. Witness looked at his head, but saw no injury, but did see a few drops of blood on the pillow. On the forehead was a lump, but it did not look, according to the witness, as- if It was the result of a blow. A list of the alleged stolen articles was made, partly by Pyle and partly by witness at the dictation of defendant. The defendant described a pair of shoes and said Pyle could identify them as he had worn them and they had the marks made by wearing spurs. There was a buckskin, two shirts, cuff buttons, a lap robe and Pyle told him it was not neces sary to take down all the things. "McCamish also mentioned a ring." .-aid witness, "and said it was taken of! his finger, and I knew it. (Ring Identi fied.) That is the ring he said was taker, from his finger by the robbers " "Did you Investigate for blood?" "No, sir; he showed me the pillow." "Did you examine- him for blood?" "No, sir." Witness went on. to tell of again see ing defendant after Pyle was killed. The morning after the funeral McCamish told him he wouldn't have had a shirt if he hadn't had one at the Chinaman's, and he wanted to borrow a collar but ton. On cross-examination witness was ex amined closely regarding his connection with a saloon at Fillmore that he had run for a month for a man named Butch er. Mr. Rush was curious to know th came acd all the details of this saloon, acd witness very coolly satisfied counsel by telling him it w as the same place thai he himself had been In a few days be fore NO WOUNDS TO BIND In telling of his visit to McCamish':' room with Pyle witness stated that tlx latter said that he could smell the odor of Chloroform. He noticed a raised place over the defendant's left eye, but that was the only thing he noticed. Mc- Camlsh said: "That's where I was hit," and witness put his hand to the place in dicated but could detect no wound or bruise. He felt no other place on de fendant's head and would not say that there were no bruises under the hair. Wkness maintained that he had al ways been friendly with McCamlsh, and stated that he came and took dinner with him after l-.is return from Bakers field. He modified this Statement, how ever, and said that the di f ndant did not actually have dinner with him, hut he came and ate dinner at the same table at Mrs. Ward's, where he boarded. He strenuously denied that he had after wards upbraided either Mrs. "Ward or her daughter for having allowed Mc- Camish to come for dinner to the house. At that time he noticed the gold ring or. McCamish's finger and tnlked with him about it. There was either a buckskin •or linen string on it and for that reason he Identified the ring in court as the one he saw on his finger. A CONVERTED WITNESS J. C. Bradfleld, an oil man of Fillmore, was the next witness. He testified to being in McCamish's room with Line berger and Stone, after Pyle's death. A search was then made for certain prop erty and witness described various arti cles already referred to. A second time witness went to the room in company with his wife and Mrs. Ward, and on that occasion a ring was found inside a tin water funnel that was hanging on the north wall. (The ring identified aa that worn by defendant.) "I went to the county jail after de fendant's arrest and had a cor.versatl 'n with him. His statement was perfect ly voluntary. I went to see if I could be of service to him, and believed then he was wrongly charged, but from w hat he said I was convinced to the contrary. I told him I thought he had done this, but not In the manner charged. "I told him 1 thought he had. got into a fight and had killed Pyle. He asked what he should do in the way of plea— Whether he should plead self-defense. I toid him he had better stay with his plea, whatever It was. He asked If I had found the rin.g. I told him 'yes,' and then he asked if I had found it in the funnel, and I told him I had." ANOTHER PLAN OF ROBBERY Alfred D. Stone, a twenty-seven year resident of Fillmore, stated that he hat, known McCamish for r.in. or ten year:; and had worked with him. He waa about to tell of a conversation with defendant on the 17th of April—Just one week be fore the killing of Pyle—with regard to defendant's having proposed a scheme to rob a business place, but the court he-Id that this matter was Incompetent. The witness then went on to tell what de fendant had told him at Castaic. regard ing the killing of Pyle. In the presence of Lineberger. The story was merely a duplicate of that told by Lineberger when, upon the witness stand. YOUNG KRAMER CINCHED The Trusty Who Passed the Pistol to "Kid" Thompson The dandified young'prisoner, Kramer, who cut such an Important figure In the Colonel Tupper cast In connection with, the willing accomplices, Harris and Jenkins, is not going to receive any re lief from the supreme court. Yesterday ,n opinion in his case was received from San Francisco, In which the supreme court holds that no act prejudicial to the Interests of the defendant were shown, ttnd the judgment and order of the trial ■ourt Is sustained. Attorney Oliver, who was Kramer's counsel, raised, the point that the- jury during the taking of testl ni ny commented upon and argued about the exhibits in the case. The supreme court opinion in the case of the appeal of Joseph Japhet Eubanks of San Diego, convicted of the murder of Harriet Stiles, was received, yesterday ly Clerk Woodbury. The points of the iplnion were published In the telegraphic dispatches seme t'ays ago. The claims of the appeal are denied and the lower court is directed to fix the day for the -xecutlon. TWO FROLICSOME THIEVES Stole a Horse and Buggy nnd Drove to the Reform School Yesterday morning about 8 oclock two nen named-Carl Dlvely ar.d John Manly boldly annexed the horse and buggy of I. W. Amy, residiing on Alpine street, which he had temporarily left stand ing on Aliso street. The thieves drove out to Whittier and turned the grounds of the Reform school into an impromptu race track, racing tround to the injury of the (lower beds. The men were arrested and Deputy Sheriffs White and Barnhlll brought :hi m into town on the charge of disturb ing the peace—at that time the more serious offense of which they were guilty not being known. Later in the day Mr. Amey made his complaint and both men will be arraigned today before Justice Young on the charge of stealing a horse andi buggy, A JUSTICE'S SLIP By Which the County Pays for a Sec ond Examination Some time ago a young man named Harrison was arrested ar.d examined be fore Judge Rossiter of Pasadena on the charge of assault to commit murder upon one Reid. He was held to answer In the superior court, and was sent to '.he county jail to await his trial. But, through the laxity observed ln the Pasadena justice's court, the county Is now burdened with an additional ex pense. The papers In the case-were not forwarded to the district attorney with in the thirty days specified by law, and ln consequence the charge against Har rison fell to the' ground. Yesterday a new complaint was filed, and the de fendant was again arraigned, this time %% %%%%%% I Saturday Horning Retl F 3 m j > At 8 Oclock Business « tl This morning, Saturday, September 4th, we throw our doors wide open to tf t\) the public. As before stated we have formed a joint stock company with other brothers in Syracuse, N. V., i ) for the purpose of engaging in the wholesale shoe business exclusively. This step compels us to close out | ) our $25,000.00 stock of High-Grade Ladies', Gents' and Children's Shoes at once. Remember this morning |J » < [ Great Shoe Sale Begins J jls 4 I ...Prices Lost Sight 0f... 1 REGULAR PRICE SALE PRICE Lot I —Ladies' Dongola, button, patent tip, round and square toes, small sizes $2.50 $ .50 " J Lot 2 —Ladies' Dongola, button; patent tip, coin toe, all sizes 2.50 J. 50 1 * Lot 3 —Ladies' Tan Oxford, hand-turned, pointed and square toe : 2.50 .50 1 * Lot 4 —Ladies' Tan Oxford, hand-turned, coin toe 2.00 .95 4 J Lot s—Men's Patent Calf Bals., Goodyear welt sole 5.00 2.50 4 Pj Lot 6—Men's Calf Bals., M. S. pointed toe, all sizes 3.00 2.00 4 * . Lot 7—Men's Tan Calf, welt, pointed Toe, all sizes 5.00 2.75 4 r P Lot B—Boys' Dongola Bals., patent tip, square toe 2.50 1.25 4 > Boots • 4 > _____ j I and shoes Hamilton Bros. \ i 239 South Spring: Street, Los Angeles, Cal. j before Justice Young, and his examina tion was set for the Bth inst., bail being placed at $2500. LEE YUCK SIN A Native Daughter of the Golden West Lee Yue-k Sir., a Chinese girl, w ho was arrested for having no certificate, was brought before Commissioner Van Dyk; yesterday and discharged. The testi mony was conclusive that she- was born In San Francisco In 1876. and lived there until she was five years old, when she was taken to China by her mother ar.d her grandmother. Last spring she re turned to America, but was r.ot regis tered. The evidence of these facts was so plain that Commissioner Van Dyke discharged the case. CHINESE MUST GO Judge Wellborn Confirms the Com missioner's Decree Hutu Ton.g. one of thofov-n Chinamen r< ci ntly arrested at San Juan for illegal ly landing In the United States, and who was ordered deported by Commissioner Van Dyke, appealed frum the decision to the dlStrlctcourt. Yesterday tho case came up and-Judge Wellborn confirmed Commissioner Van Dyke's decree fo* deportation anc> now Hum will have to go. Neiv Suits Filed The estate of Franciska Stohr, d; ceased —The petition of the public ad ministrator for letters of administra tion. The estate consists of $1553 In.cash. C. B. Woodhc-ad vs. E. J. Roller —A suit to recover $800 on an agreement, j with 7 per cent Interest, from September | ISM. and costs. I Emma M. Edgerly vs, Mary Clcgg ct J al. —A suit to recover $1100 on a note, ar.d . decree- of sale against 20 acres of land I at Pomona. | Luclen V. Edgerly. by Emma M. Edg erly, his guardian, vs. Mary Clegg et al. —A suit to recover $1,100 on two notes. $150 attorney's fees and de-cree of sale | against 20 acres at Pomona. ] Emma S. Rowley vs. Hcrvoy Llndley land Walter Llndley, executors of the will of Milton Lir.dley, deceased —A suit to quiet titls to lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30. in the Bancroft tract, I The estate of Wm. Lacy. sr.. deceased j The petitifin of Ellen I. Lacy for letters of administration. The estate for whkh ilettersareasked aggregatesabout $20,000. I Helen G. Tinsley vs. C. B. Messenger 'et al. —A suit to recover $775 on a n.ote, ; $77.50 attorney's fees, costs ard decree 'of sale against a half-interest in the plant of the Pomona Weekly Times, at Pomona. Court Notes This Is pension day ln the county clerk's office-. Judge Smith yesterday granted a de cree to Mrs. E. D. Hovey, divorcing her from T. W. Hovey on the ground of cru elty an.d failure to provide. Charles F. Blackburn, charged With sending scurrilous and threatening let- j j ters through the mails, was brought into | the district court yesterday for arraign-' ] ment and plea., but the case was con- I , tinuc-d until ne-xt Tuesday. A Chinaman swore to a complaint ' agalns-t two men, McMullan an.d McLean, horse dealers, charging them with hay- i ; ing stolen a horse from him. Both men ! were arraigned before Justice Young !yesterday, and he-Id in $1000 bail each, !to appear for examination on the 7th inst. COURT CALENDAR Cases to Be Called in the Departments Today DEPARTMENT ONE—Judge Smith. (2313) People vs. McCamish; murder; trial; further hearing. ' DEPARTMENT FOUR—Judge Van Dyke, j (28,151) Young vs. Young; divorce; argu ments. TOWNSHIP COURT—Justice Young. Richardson vs. Murratt; 9:00. ' Edwards vs. Gu:istl; 9:00. People vs. Gue Ting; 2:00. Standard Collection cosnpany vs. Hunt et al.; 3:00. Imperial Loan company vs. Davis; 1:30. - He Smoked in the Bedroom | In Idaho of late a wife of that region ! sought a bill of divorcement, one count !in her indictment being that her hus band smoked a pipe in, her bedroom. In I his demurrer he declared that he smoked j only the best tobacco; that his wife knew he smoked when he married her j and might rationally have expected the ■ occasional fumigation of her dormitory. • He declared also that he habitually ; smoked on the doorstep, except when It rained, and that his wife objected to his going to the saloon when it did; as to his smokirg in the parlor, he averred that he tried it orce in his early conju ■ gal day.', ar.d had no Inclination lo re peat the experiment. He was therefore forced to take occasional refuge in th" bedroom, but generally smoked out of i , the window, as a loving and considerate husband should do. No statute was, found in the Idaho codex covering the; j cat; which the judge advised them to, , settle out of court on a basis of mutual; ! tolerance ar.d conciliation. FINEST OYSTER CROP IN YEARS i The Season Is Enrliar This Year and ; the Supply Plentiful j J The most profitable season for oysters , for ten years opened this week. |. Never have the beds been more pro llflc; never have the rakes gathered in such fine oysters. Blue points. Rock- j' aways and Saddle Recks cf extraordi -,| nary size, it: baskets, battels and aban- J. don heaps, fill "he stalls. In every oyter region of the United. States there is plenty after three years |' ,of half-shell famine. But the best crops, i 'at the beginning of Ihe season, haw !. I been found in the neighboring waters. Not only are the- oysters of this season | unusually big, but fatter and mere : ravcry. ' Tilt Heather has made ihem so. Warmth and gentle and plentiful rains have t Ultlvated a prodigious crop and the seeds of millions more. Contrary conrii- ( tlons —storms and wash of sand—play 1 , havoc with tho eiyster beds and fie- , Iquently cause the complete loss of a ; ' planter's income, I For tho last three seasons oyster [planting has been tho business of bank- ( ruptcy. But this year planters who have invested as little as $4uo for seed ; oysters know their beds will yield at : least $20,000. This year's crop is the earliest ln many years. The season is premature. And, notwithstanding that September Is the time prescribed for the opening of the market, the oyster boats.lying at the foot of Beekman street have alredy begun their trafficking by memorandum with the wholesale dealers. The greatest improvement ln the size and quality is shown in Bluepolnts and Rockawaye, These are also the most plentiful, and will be as cheap as were inferior sorts during the previous season. —New York Journal. MOST WONDERFUL OF CAVES To Enter It One Has to Dive Under the Water at Low Tide The most wonderful cave ln the world >' is« In the island of Tonga, in the South j Pacific. Byron called it "a chapel of the : seas." It Is formed ln a rock that is al . most surrounded by the ocean. The rock Is about sixty feet high and broad proportionately. Many years ago a boy, the son of a i native chief, was chasing a huge turtle, I when his game seemed to sink into the I rock. The lad watched and waited until | the tide fell, disclosing a small opening iin the rock about six feet under low 1 water mark. I Diving boldly, the young hunter en tered the aperture, and to his surprise , came to the surface inside the rock. The i rock was hollow, and its interior was I found afterward, when the natives ex- I plored it with torches, to contain many j beautiful stalactites. —Weekly Tele graph. Little Cakes and Lemonade Lemonade U the best known and mcst frequently used' of all the summer drisks. Under the high and mighty name of "King Ay" it is served by the South j crn housewife to her friends. To every pint of boiling water add. the juice of two I and the outer rind of three lemons, a i piece of dried orange peel and sugar to I taste; when quite cool serve in thin I glasses half full of cracked ice. Milk lemonade is another southern ! concoction which may well find, its way jto the northern table. Dissolve one and | one-half pounds of sugar in one quart of boiling water, add one-quarter of a pint of lemon juice and the same quantity of j sherry, lastly two-thirds of a pint of j cream. Stir well together and pour in glasses half full of cracked ice. | Certain little cakes called "love's j wells" are usually served with these i lemonades, and they are as charming to j the eye as to the palate. They are made jby cutting rounds of poundcake about ! an Inch and a half thick, with a two and a half Inch circular cutter, and cutting | out the center with a smaller cutter so' [ that the Inside may be neatly removed 'to within half an Inch of the bottom, \ leaving small, round hollow cases which j are filled with whipped cream or a i spoonful of apricot Jam. The cakes are then covered with an Icing made by melting—not boiling—half a pound of sugar with rather more than a teaspoon ful of rum and a squeeze of lemon juice. ,When iced they are further decorated with glace fruit or chopped pistachios.— What to Eat. A PATHFINDER Tiie Herald offers under its coupon system today Milhoy's Pathfinder to Alaska and the Klondike gold fields. It is a finely engraved pocket map on a scale large enough to show all the > principal geographical features of ths new El Dorado. It clearly outlines the various routes to the Klondike dig gings that have been opened and, j traveled up to date. It shows the principal towns, camps, forts and sta ! tions. Subscribers to The Herald can obtain this map by clipping coupons from the advertisement and sending j to our business office accompanied by j fifteen cents. If out of town send two I cents extra to cover cost of mailing. Discouraging "It's jes' my luck." said Farmer Corn- I tossel, gloomily. "I'm the wust guesser a [igoin'. The only sure way fur a man to git ! .along is ter make up his mind what he'» a-golnter do on' keep doin' jes' that." j "Have you had bad luck?" "Nothlp' else. Last year I raised wheat when 1 orter hey tuck in summer hoard ers. This year I luck in summer boarders j when I orter raised wheat."—Washington j Evening Star. I I WISE WOMEN., Those Who Heed the First Symp toms of Nervous Derangement. Special from Mrs. Pinkham. A dull, aching pain at the lower part of the back and a sensation of little rills of heat, or chills running down the spine, are symptoms of general womb derangement. If these symptoms are not accompa nied by leucor- — rhcea, they a^i^^^^**^^^^^^^M*| It is worse .JJ these" symp- Fj toms. Any wo- man of com- | | KSjJ \\ 1 mon sense will T I \ « take steps to I \ \\ cure herself. | I \ \\ She will realize that I \ \ \ her generative S3'stem , \ \ \ is in need of help, and ' ■ that a good restorative medicine ia a positive necessity. It must be a medi cine with specific virtues. As a f rieud, a woman friend, let me advise the use of Lydia E Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. If your case has progressed so that a troublesome discharge is already es tablished, do not delay, take the Veg etable Compound at once, so as to tone up your whole nervous system; you can get it at any reliable drug store. You ought also to use a local applica tion, or else the corrosive discharge will set up an inflammation and hard ening of the parts. Mrs. Pinkham's Sanative Wash is put up in packets at 25 cents each. To relieve this painful condition this Sanative Wash is worth its weight in gold. Mrs. George W. Shepard, Watervliet, N. V., says: "I am glad to state that I am cured from the worst form of fe male weakness. I was troubled very much with leucorrhcea, bearing-down pains and backache. Before using Mrs. Pinkham's Remedies it seemed that I had no strength at all. I waa in pain all over. I began to feel better after taking the first dose of Vegetable Compound. I have used five bottles, and I feel like a new woman. I know if other suffering women would only try it, it would help them."