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baking Powder Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ROV?l OAKINO PO*CEB CO.. NEW YORK. NEW MAGAZINES OF UNCLE SAM Splendid Grounds and Build? ings on Southern Branch. WAS A BARREN WILDERNESS i jii'inivp Improvement* ?tili <><>iuc Ou-Qrciit Quuiitliy nfAluiiimittlou Biored Awny -siipiu From iiic i>n Hiroycd Crrvcrn'? Fleet are I'nelio?! in dio Mouses?Gunner i.yucii in tliurifc of die Place.' The grounds or the Government mas azlnes, located at the point of land formed by the angle of the Southern Branch and St. Julian's creek, formerly known as Coxe'a Point, are not only an ornament to that section, but a credit to Uncle Sam and Gunner P. Lynch, who has command ot the place. Thirteen months ago yesterday, the magazines of tho Government were re? moved from Crancy Island to its pres? ent site, on the Southern Branch. At the time, Uncle Sam's property at that place was a barren wilderness of brown fiiiKC and waste- cane. Now the place Is enclosed with a neat wire fence; walk-ways and drive-ways ornament the grounds, and handsome buildings give the place an air of business that Is homelike and refreshing. ? GUNNER LYNCH IN CHARGE. Mr. P. Lynch, formerly chief gunner under Admiral Dcwey, has been In charge of the magazines here for the past nix years, and Is re:;.i riled as one of the most efficient ordnuirce officers In the Government service. There has never been an accident or a complaint since he has been In charge. Gunner Lynch has under him ten ma? rine guards, and about thirty other men are at work in the magazines. At present the men are kept very busy, as a great deal of ammunition Is be? intr put up and paelt.nl In cases ready for shipment. Yesterday the men were marking and getting ready for shipment a quantity of ammunition to be sent to the Meet at Manila. SHELL-HOUSES AND MAGAZINES. There are three large shell-houses nnd two magazines at the grounds. Eour of these buildings are brick and one of the Bhell-houscs is a frame .structure, having been put up tempo* trarily during the Spanish war, but which is still being used, as Gunner Lynch Is very much crowded for room. In addition to these live buildings there is a brick gun-cotton house .an office building, the marine barracks anil several OtlthOUSeS and the dwelling house of Gunner Lynch, who lives ;.t the magazines with his family, con? sisting of wile and live children. IN COURSE OP CONSTRUCTION. Besides the buildings enumerated above the Mellvain, Unkcfcr Co. are ereeting three .large brick magazines. Mr. A. Molohcy, representing the con? tractors, has charge of the construc? tion ?,f these buildings. A narrow-gauged railroad is being built with converted roadbed that will run into each building, and the track extends to the wharf, thus making the unloading of material and loading of ammunition on the boats a matter ot comparative ease. Mr. Mohmc;?his charge of building this railroad also. There will also be a water-tower and ?wind-mill 112 fee: high, the tank hav? ing a capacity of H'.'.r.Oi) gallons. The water will be supplied by cisterns, and It is thought an abundant supply can thus be obtained. Water mains are being laid through the grounds, and a fire company will be organized among the employes. Water plugs will be ar? ranged, and it Is thought that acci? dent by fire will be reduced to a min? imum. LOADING OF SHELLS. The loading of the ammunition is very int. resting. The men are clothed In flannel robes that nearly reach to the floor, and wear shoos without heels or tacks of any kind in the soles. The powder, which is In little octagon shaped blocks, is packed carefully and put in bags and then into eases for the large guns, and for the smaller ones the shells are loaded ready for tiring. No one is allowed |,> g,> near these buildings with fire, and the greatest care and precaution is taken against accident. After the shells are loaded (hey are packed Into cans nnd carefully labeled, a card being placed in each can. show? ing when and where the loading oc? curred. The three Bhell-houses are filled with ammunition ranging from one-pounders to thlrteen-inch shells, carrying over five hundred pounds of powder. A NOT HER APPROPRI ATI 0N. An appropriation of J27.T.OO has been asked for for additional improvements, nnd Mr. Lynch thinks there is .1 g .o.t chance to get it. If it secured addi? tional gr.oind will be bought and other Improvements will lie made to the place. The wire fence that Is now around the grounds will shortly be removed, and in its place ati eight-foot sheet Iron fence will be erected. Mr. Lynch was particularly kind and courteous to the reporter, and showed him over the entire grounds, nnd gave an Interesting description of the work. He exhibited n great deal of ammuni* tlon taken from the Spanish fleet de? stroyed at Santiago, including a six inch shell that was taken from a gun of the Cristobal Colon that had never been fired. None of this ammunition will be of any use to Uncle Sam, as the shells, do not fit our guns, WI?e-Yoim:r <'onto?t. Counsel for Messrs. Young and Wlso took depositions at Baslow's Hall, In tho Fourth Ward, last night. Mr. Wise's friends claim that he is making a good case. Dr. Wise will complete his work in forty days. Then Mr. Young will have his turn. The cold weather se? riously affected the attendance of wit? nesses last night. Nennt?Committer Reorganised. (By Telccrai.il to Vlrpinlnn-lMlot.) Washington. D. C, Feb. 1.?The com? mittee on committees of the Republican caucus cf the Senate tc-day agreed upon the rearrangement of committee assignments marie necessary by lie death of Senator Morrill. Senator Aid rich succeeds to the chairmanship of tlie Committee en Finance and Sena? tor Platt, "f New York, to the vacancy on the committee. Senator Sp.ioner succeeds Senator Aldrlch as chairman of the Committee on Rules. Senator Hanno succeeds Senator Spooner as chairman of the Committee on Rela? tions with Canada. - fan Culm?< Govern I In iimcIvc* ? On" of the best known diplomatists re? cently declared that the\Cubans are ut? terly Incapable of governing themselves, and that the United States must maintain its pnse:,t contr I Indefinitely, or else an? nex tho Island. Tin:.- will In- those who win dispute this opinion; but there are none who dispute the well established fact that Ilostetter's Stomach Hitters is capable of governing and controlling com? mon diseases ef stomach, liver, kidneys and blond. It Is a remedy that Is backed by liity years of sin.ss. it !s an Ideal medicine for constipation; the must ef? fective purltlcr for the blood: a tissue and strength builder for those who nro pre? disposed to lung troubles and for ner? vousness it is of wonderful benefit. It stirs up a lazy liver, stimulates Inactive k dneys. ami as an appetiser is Incompar? able. Those whose stomachs are out of order s!i jul.I not fall to tr?_a_bottle_ IIav<* Your IN'nme llc|;lfttcre<l Along with the largest number of wearers of one shoe in the city. HELLERS J2.00 PATROL SHOE guaranteed not to rip and to have three distinct solid leather soles. They are worn by all classes of mechanics, if you will kindly 1*11 us what trade von follow, by referring to nur books, we will tell you several at that trade that wear them, some of wnom you may know. We have them In narrow, medium and wide toes. HELLER'S P1TOR STORE. 64 Rank street. *lmrk?y Itaxeii lir Rynn. (By Telegraph to Vlrrrtn'an-rilot.) Syracuse. N. Y., Feb. 1.?Eighteen hundred people witnessed the six-round Ii nit between Tommy Ryan and Tom Sharkey before the Monarch Athletic Club to-night. The event was purely an exhibition in which the Syracuse man clearly demonstrated that he was far the superior of bis antagonist as a boxer, landing freely. Sharkey was Aomcwhat daxed at the showing and frequently laid himself open. No dam? age was done by cither man. Beam tho _^1,W Y?'J ,,av? '''la's Nov.- that you have seen our expert watch-maker's tools, you must know that we are fully prepared to do In workman-like manner all complicated work on line wntchi s and chronometers. If others have failed on your watch bring it to us and we will please you. our watch-maker is progressive and up-to-date. Tho Gale Jewelry Co. Will rover r'lissttnainii*) Forfeit. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Syracuse, N. Y.. Feb. 1.?Tom O'Ronrke said to-night: "1 have forwarded to-night a certified cheek for $2..ri00 to New York, to bind a match between Tom Sharkey and Rob PrtCThTI.IIS, ll.'ftUd tile cillb ollefing the largest purse, the referee and con? ditions to be mutually agreed upon as soon as a club qualifies." Be sure you are right, then go to New York Dental Rooms to have teeth ex? tracted. No pain. Newest Discovery. N. Y. Dental Rooms ONLY, 321 Main street, corner Talbot. Ennes. I'll 7.m I iii 111 oii h* Itlnoil l'|l. (Ry Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.) Saginnw, Mich., Feb. 1.?Rob Fitz simmons to-day declared there is no truth In dispatches stating that McCoy has challenged him. Ho says, further, that it the "Kid" does fight him ho must wait until he (Fitzslmmons) has first taken care of both Sharkey and Jeffries. Neunter q mir Ich o iiT x p?iiM o ii . (ByTelegrnph to Virglnlnn-Pllot.) Milwaukee. Wis., Feb. 1.?In response to nn Inquiry as to hiis views regarding the ratification of tlie peace treaty and the annexation o fthe Philippines, Sen? ator-elect J- V. Quarlea said to-night: "I am In favor of sustaining the Ad? ministration up to the point of ratify? ing the treaty. Hey,.nil that, my con? victions on the Philippine questions arc' not so lixed that they might hot be changed by further Investigation. 1 havo not had time to investigate the questions involved thoroughly enough to rice a further expression of opinion at this time." I cprony in i oiieii St nie?. (By Telegraph to Vlroinlnn-PllotA Detroit. Mich., Feb. 1?A Free Press si.ial from Rattle Creek says that Dr. Hitt. :t physician from India, at pres entvvisitlng in this city, stated that there are f.32 cases of leprosy in the United States, ten of which are in Chi? cago. The doctor has made a life study of leprosy and recommends that our quarantine laws be more rigidly en? forced and believes in the establish? ment of .\ general asylum in this coun? try for lepers. Virginia ? nxltiiUKlorw ? nuflrmMl. (By Triegrapii to Vlrcin nn-Pllot.l Washington. Feb. 1.?The Senate to? day confirmed the nomination of C. C. Lincoln, to be p'Uptiy'U *\ Marlon V*. THE ATLANTIC LEAGUE. WILKESRARRB OBTAINS HART? FORD'S FRANCHISE AND JOINS. (By Telegraph to ' Virglnlan-Piloi.) Philadelphia. Pa., Feb- 1.?President E. G. Harrow, of the Atlantic Base? ball League, who returned to the city to-day from Wllkcsbarre. announces that the club of that city has joined the Atlantic I.eapue, having been Riven the franchise held last year by the Hartford Club. The Wilkesgarre Club will be in the hands of gentlemen who controlled the "Coal Baron" organi? sation lust year. George Stegmeier con? tinuing as "the president of the club. This completes the Atlantic League circuit, which w ill consist of Lancastor,, Allentown, Reading, Scrnnton. Wllkes barre, Newark. Patcrson and Rich? mond. Pr< s dent Barrow Is h'phly pleased with the entry or Wllkcsbarre Into the league 'and considers the circuit the most compact ' in the history of the organization. lie predicts a successful season. A meeting for the adoption of the ?eat n's schedule w'sJ be held In Phlla di it hja March 1st. COLD IN THE WEST. THE BLIZZARD DRIVES THER? MOMETER BELOW ZERO. (By T>i>praph tc Vlrdnian-Pilot.) Omaha. Neb., Feb. I.?Another cold wave struck Nebraska to-day. At mid? night the mercury registered four de? grees below zero at Omaha, with Indi? cations of going lower before morn? ing. Cheyenne, Wyo? Feb. 1.?A blizzard has prevailed throughout Wyoming for the pas; ?l boms. The mercury !s now 20 decrees below zero and i- Inches ef snow have fallen, which, with what was on the ground before, makes an average of twenty inches. Suffering among stock is inevitable. Denver. Feb. I.?The mercury fell -i!" degrees between G o'clock last night and ? o'clock to-night. At the latter hour it stood at I below zero and was still rail? ing. It was predicted by officials of the Weather Bureau that 20 and possibly degrees below would be reached before morning. Telegraphic advices announce extra cold throughout the Northwest. The snow blockade in the mountains continues. No trains have been run yel over .the. Loadv-ilbi end of?Hie South Park line, nnd some other roads are tied up. At Brecklnridge supplies are Wetting very low, and especially food for stock. The coal supply is short In many small towns. Horrible a?npy Is causrd by Piles, Burns raid Skin Diseases. These are Immediately relieved and quickly cured by De Witt's Hazel Salve. Beware of worthless imitations.?Burrow, Martin & Co. HEIRS TO TEN MILLIONS. Former Jersey Man Hies In Australia Immensely Rich. Cranbury, N. J., Jan. :to.? A report has reached here that a rich planter of the name of Kiubley Clark had died re? cently in Australia and left a fortune 1 of $10.nnn.ftm?. About forty years ago a man by that name I f: Cranbury to st ek his fortune in the gold Heids of| Australia, and nothing has ever been In ard of him since. The many rela? tives or Embley ?Mark are Interested about the possibility of their lost tun le and the dead man being one and the same person, and are making efforts to ascertain who the dead planter was. This morning's paper publish a re? port from Freehold, N. .1.. that one William K. Reed, of that place, was a joint heir with his cousin. Mrs. Rebec? ca ''lews, of Cranbury, or the estate or Embley Clark. In the Hist place there is no one or the name of ('lews In Cranbury, and it is declared that there is no ono of the name or Reed who is a relative of the Clarks. Embley Clark was a son or James Clark, w ho conducted a tannery in this place. The young man was possessed or a roving disposition, and finally ob? tained sufficient funds to pay his pas? sage out to Australia. From that day to this nothing has been heard of him here. i He had three brothers. Charles, Ben I Jnmln and John, who are all dead nnd i one sister. Mrs. Elizabeth Bowers, who now resides In Eoxington. Ky. The ' heirs of Charles (Mark nre Charles ('lark. William Clark and Mrs. George Holmes, all of Jersey City. Benjamin Clark's children are Mrs. Dlppolt, of Trenton, N". J.; Mrs. John Howry, ICpg j Harbor. N. J., the widow of Dr. Ho? ratio Clow of this glace?and?Edgar ? 'lark, of New Brunswick. John Clark left four heirs?C.eorge Clark, of Jer Boy city; Mcrritt Clork, of South Crange; Mrs. David Bowne, Princeton, ami Theodore CInrk. The latter Is now dead, but he left children. MERIT MAKES IT FAMOUS The OnVr Itnuotly In tili? (Vor lit, I x CC*|?t a MirgTicnl Operation. 'Hint will Certainly ?uro Any lorm ol IM I en. The study of physicians, the experi? ments of chemists, the loudly advertised pr< tensions of quacks, have been tor years exiiended in one direction; to find a pile cure tiiat will cure. 'the results have been a number of harmless, and in most cases useless oint? ments suppositories and oven lnt< mal remedies which the public have weighed In I he balance of experience ami f und wanting; nearly all of them gave some relief, but nothing approaching h radical cure resulted from these preparations. The remedy required is ort? that Imme? diately stops the pain so s< v< re In most 1 cases of pile.-, nnd then by contracting tho small niood vessels (capillaries) to th.ir nprmal size, produces a radical cure by reducing and Anally aba rbing the tumors and healing the Inflamed, r mm ous Burfaci s. Until two years ago, no such remedy had been produced, but at that tine- sup? pository was placed upon the market, which has since proven itself to he the long Bought i" rmanent cure for this com? mon and distressing trouble; it has rap? idly become famous throughout the United States nnd Canada and is now s i| i by nearlv i!l druggists under tho name of the Pyramid Pile Cure. It is now the best known, because its in-lit and safety have advertised it wherever used. It has been advertised by word of mouth, from one sufferer to anotlur- people who had tried everything else even submitting to painful and dan? gerous surgical operations without avail finally have found that piles may be cured with ut pain and without expense, practically, as the Pyramid Pile Cure la sold for tie- nominal price of 10 cents und ?'in per i icksge. T'.i.' pyramid Instantly stops ail pain ami at the same time contain no co sine, morphin.- or horCOtlCSj the adds and healing pr?pertlescontalnedln the remedy ?needily remove, cause a hi.ilthful, natu? ral e ntracl on and absorption of tuin.irs; It 'will cure any form or rectal trouble except lancrand advanced fistula, whi h by th way nearly ?Iwnys result from negle ting proper and timely treatment f?As1'above stated, can furnish you with the Pyramid Pile Cure nt SO cents for or? dinary sue or %IM for large package. A book on cause and cure of pl.es sent f'f-e by -iK-erV?tr? P>?am-.d Co , Marshall, Mich. Ja31.fe2,4,7,S,U IN OHIO'S CAPITAL BIG FIRE RAGING IN THE CITY OF COLUMBUS. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 1.?The worst lire known In Columbus In years Is raging in the heart of the business por? tion of the city. The wholesale dry goods store of Green. Joyce & Co., Is doomed. Losfl may reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Shortly before 11 o'clock a wall fell, catching a number of'people In the al? ley. Thus far live have been found who are seriously Injured. One man is thought to have been killed. Although the tire is stdl burning fiercely, some estimate of the loss has been formed, and it is thought that ?760,000 will cover it. If the building now burning goes, the loss will soar . ! above the million mark. CTnre ' cr ruin Promptly and permanently by n thor? ough course of Hood's Sarsapar'.lla. All f. iins of this painful dtsc ise yield to the blood purifying power of tats great med. lc.no. HOOD'S PILLS are the best family cathartic and liver tonic. Gentle, relia? ble, suro The Judgment of $10,000 secured by Mr. .'??! n M. Maxwell against Mr. Nat Goodwin In Chicago on Tuesday last hits aroused much interest in theatrical circles Mr. Maxwell's claim Is that "Ambition," a :>":;>? written by Mr. Henry Guy Carleton and produced by Mr. Ooodwln, was pin gar I Red from n piece called "Congress," which he once submitted to the actor. Mr. Cnrlcton is hol a party to the suit, but is out in a letter in which he alleges plngarlsm to have ben Impossible by reason of the dates of the writings of the two plays. Relief m vti Honrs. Distressing Kidney and Bladder dis? ease relieved in six hems by "New Great South American Kidney Cure." I: is a great surprise on account cf Its exceeding promptness in relieving pain in bladder, kidneys and back. In male 'or female. Relieves retention of watet almost immediately. If you wanl quick relief and cure this is the rem? edy. Sold by Walke Martin, drug* gists, l?s Water street. Norfolk, Ya. French returns show that 30,000.000 visiting cards passed through the post offices of the republic during the first week in January-a notable proof of the survival of the old-fashioned French politeness. Fashionable s clety has tried far some seasons to kill the custom, but the people cling to it more fondly than ever. La Grippe Is again epidemic. Every precaution should be taken to avoid it. ] Its specific cure is One Minute Cough Cure. A. J. ShePerd, Publisher Agri? cultural Journal and Advertiser, Eld m, Me., says: "No one will be disappoint ed In using one Minute Cough Cure for La Grippe." Pleasant to take, quick to act.?Burrow, Martin & Co. Palms and ferns, if gradually accus- j tomed to n cold room, will flourish tint ly with the thermometer ns low as i tin or 68, provided they are well water- j ed and have light. The young fern Is a perfect model of the Episcopal cro- j zier. oa?to nrs. x . Bcnrs the ,|re ^ Y?'J H.H8 AlVWS RoUght Boston's Aldermen have turned in ex? pense hills for carriage hire for 1S98 I amounting in all to $12,050. One Alder? man's bill Is $2,213, and be clalme that every cent of It was legitimate expense incurred In attending to municipal bus? iness. o is -sc <o> set, a: . Bears the _^ltlB Kinl1 You ,l:i*a MwayS BCL'jht The largest subscriptions to the Pope's Peter's Pence for the year Iv.in came from the United States and amounted to $142,200. Grent Britain ami her colonies came next with $125,000; France with $00,000; Italy, STt.noo; Aus? tria, $60,000, and Germany. $36,000. For Infants and Children. ^ItStttKnuiHfou Have Always Bought Signature of "AMERICA ON HER FEET." "I Never Knew Her to He any Other Way." Said Senator Daniel. A Newark (N. J.) special of Wednes? day says: Newark's Board of Trade entertain? ed mote than two hundred members and guests to-night at twenty-eighth annual dinner in the Lennox Lyceum, i Governor Voorhecs, of New Jersey, was the only absentee among those who had been set down for speeches. The board's guest of honor was Ad? miral William T: Sampson. He did not speak. United States Senator John w. Dan? iel, of Virginia, was the speaker of the evening,. He spoke in response to "America on Her Feet." "1 neyer knew her to be any other way." he said, after repeating the toast. "She is the greatest nation of the earth. "Two years ago at a banquet in P.ir i* 1 heard Sir Edward Munson, the British Ambassador, say that Amer? ica had taught England the lesson Of her life. The revolutionary war taught the Mother Country how to grant au? tonomy to her colonies. "It is the sentiment Of the common people 61 this country which makes us free, and our freedom which makes US great. In the recent war between Amer? ica mi l Spain tho States of the Union stood side by sub-, and the North and the South were more firmly weld d to? gether than ever. "What remained of any dividing line was obliterated forever. Virginia was .".t the side of New Jersey. They were as a common enemy of a common foe, and read;- lo do and die for the one gnat cause?America. So it was with all the other States. We were and are a united country. "Had 1 not be. n disabled In our civil war I would have gone to the fr uit in the recent wah with Spain. As it was. I did the next best thing by sending my son. The civil war was not a matter of settling things for a year or two, but for all time " Senntor Daniel then said many laud? atory things about the work of the army and navy In the war with Spain, Gail Borden Eagle brand Condensed Milk Has No Equal as an Infant Fool>. 'INFANT HEALTH'sekt FREE. ^Cmoci^.I'to,* to our announcement in last Sunday's paper telling the people of the mammoth sale that would begin on Monday last was answered by the thousand. Crowds of buyers have thronged cur stores, and all have left fully satisfied of the truthfulness of our advertisement. THE Sf\LL OF W1ISTLR SHOES ?Will continue? WITH ALL IT'S FORCE, until our great surplus Stock is somewhat re? duced. 39c. On* Bask< t Childs1 icel Button Shoes. 5c. nnd well worth Spring I r? f% _ One rack Ono Basket Misses' Lace and Button Shoes: Dong la Kid and Patent Tips. Every pa r worth $1.2? and ?l.50. 88c. 25c, $1.24 One Basket of regular .r><v. Rubbers. While, they la.st go at nm> Rack Ladles' Pine Dong-Ola Spring Hrel liice and Button Shoes; lent Leather Tips. Worth $1.59 It } hoen oods Winter Tai Our regular J- M Heavy soles a (t? t oo These are Itofhetmer'i r? I Km Wan anted Shoos f *T 1 ?OO M? ii Tili y are In cti and box tlppi d. ilf toes; plain and of Hidlcs' But i tea: }u r is cheap at ii.oo. a pair but what 98c. kl*?3?' ** w ** * few laee .' ular $1 BO Shoos. k of Ladles' ivvn itlon Shoes. Some among them. Reg 79c. one Rack Holies' Button s!; ics. Numerous different styles. Regular $1.25 Shoes. $1.39 V'V T v " All kllMS .11 On,- r.iek 1.-idles- Spring r tL'.oo sho^s. d styles. $2.48 These nro the finest Foods for ladle*' wear. Among this lot no-no worth loss than $3.50; some, worth $1 and J.".. r? f- _ . '' ' of regular .'<V\ and J hP. 75c. Men's Rubbers go In this u' sal--, while they last, ut. 2?c. i^/i L.W PUt all our $:. und V I rt> f\ t\ I Theso nre our $.1 and ) ^'U.'VU Men's Shoes. In black I *K 7 Jli $3.60 Tan Men's Shoes: All <i lud tan; all custom made; latest | i . . colors and shapes, hand jj styles. I sewed, heavy soles and warranted. \) 328 MAIN STREET, Norfolk. t 230 HIGH STREET, Portsmouth. and pleasant things about Now Jersey In general and Newark in particular. Other addresses were made by Hev. Joseph Leucht, on "What We Can Pick Up;" James It! Dillon, on "Combi? nations of capital," nnd former Con? gressman Mahlon Pitney, <m "The President of the United States." DREIFUS' ISLAND HOME. The Great Tragedy In Its Neighborhood That C( st About 12,000 Lives. (New York Sun.) The Isla ml oh Which Dreyfus Is Im? prisoned, within sight of the South American c msi and twenty-seven miles fioni Cayenne, French C) titan a, is known as Devil's Island (Re du Diablo) while tin- tftrrea Islands in the little group are known together as Salvation liftand? (lies du Salut). The contrast between these names Is certainly strik? ing, and the way In whl h they became applied to these little .rocks Is Interest? ing, and calls to mind one of the great? est trngedttes In colonization that ever occurred. The islands have considerable ver? dure, but in tho early days of French Guiana they hud a reputation for sterility which they did no! deserve, and on this account no use was mad-.1 of them. Thoy wore named lies du Diablo, and wore thought to be of no value until Uhousands of svreched Im? migrants from France who were i >r Ishiiig itmoi -r rhe pcstMentlal swamps on the K rurou river lied t>> them in the hope bhait they might es? ipe death. it was In 1763 that about iii.ouo per? sons from Alsace, Lorraine and Sain tongc were landed on the banks of th. Kouroii. Krame was smarting under the humiliation of having been com? pelled to cede Canada to England, and the bright, idea occurred to some of her public men tu replace the lost territory by dubbing Guiana "Equatorial France'* nnd sending thither, licet af? ter heel of colonists. A more cruelly mismanaged enterprise was never kn ?wn. The men Who aroused in Franc enthusiasm for emigration knew noth? ing whatever of the country to which they invited the poor Victims. They re i .ii'.d that in Canada tin- French had greatly enjoyed the sport of skating, and accordingly a huge supply of ska:-< was sent with the colonists t> tropic.'1 America; It was thought, also, that in their leisure hours they would require amusement, and .i couple of ac? tors was s.t;: on one ,.f the ships to build a theatre in Equatorial France. Th so who i r ivided these means of di? version, however, forgo: to send stlfll Clenl food supplies, and no arrange? ment- were made for lnndirg end hous? ing th.- settlers. The Chevalier de Tur gbt, who was appointed leader of the expedtfit n, took care to remain In France. The unhappy victims of this blunder ! began to perish by thousands; and they thought that if they could only pot away from the plague spot where they had landed they might have a chance to live. They wor>< told that the thre.; Islands which they saw off shore were worth nothing for human uses. "At least," cried the poor unfortunates in their desperation, "thej?are nrept by ? ocean breezes. There Is no poison in the iilr among those islands. We will call them the lies du Salut, for we may hope thai they will save us from utter extinction." This is how It happened that the three islands came to be known as Bal vatlon islands and the name has clung to them ever since. As a group they are Known by no other name. The im migrants gathered up what was left of the supply of provisions and 3.300 men. women and children, all that were left of tho 13,000 who had landed on the neighboring coast, crowded upon the narrow, rocky area which could oom f irtably hold only nbout 400 persons. Th'-y landed on the i?la-uds. without Shelter or clothing, and being exposed t > bad weather und having only the scantiest supply of food, their suffering was great and most of them died on the rocks which they had hoped would help to save th Ir lives. A few hundred of them at las; succeeded in getting hi !: to th.- tinmen port from which they had sailed. The Salvation Islands were not oc? cupied again until is;..', when the transport of convicts to Ouinna began, Saint Joseph and the lie Royal now form the convict station proper. On English maps th.- three Islands are call? ?I the Salut Islands, ami the name He du Diablo, originally extended over the group, now Applies only to the island on which Dreyfus Is a prisoner, and .s occupied only by him and hi? gun rds. The islands are of about the samt area. They form the apexes of a tri? angle, and between them are deep channels where large vessels may ride at anchor or He moored to the shore. They have little wood or water, but rain is stored In cisterns. The shores are rocky, and here and there jut out i:it > promontories and cliffs. From Devil's Island Dreyfu? may plainly see the other two Islands nnd the main? land, only sev< a miles away. SHAKE INTO YOUR SHOES Mten's Foot-Kase. a powcer for tno rept it cures painful, swollen smarting, nervous ?? : ? > Instantly takes tho sting ' .. ,.f ,rns und bunions. It's I ho. groat. , e mfori ?'? seovery ot th? ago. Allen's ? ??- mal rs th hl i r new shoes feel * x n ? a certain cure for ?w sluing, . and rot. tired, aching feet. 11 v t to-dajK r^ol.t by al. druggists and shoe Ry mall foi SStr. In stamns. Trial , i, B f, , Address, ALLUN li. out? s'. KU. Le Roy, .\. Y.