THE IRON A Vlain Talc of Strange Happenings on the Sea By MAX PEMBERTON CHAPTKU XV. fhirinp some days 1 m no,niore of the doctor, or of ,inyoii. about the ship save nn old negro, w ho t-eoaiuo my servant. He was not an unkindly baking m.in. being f prv.it age. and somewhat feeble in his notions; but lie never opened hit lip when I questioned him. and gave tl plain "Yes" or "No" to any demand. It must haw been on tho fourth day rfler my capture thit the nameless ship, which hitherto "...id not been speeding at r.n abnormal pace, began to go very fast. Finally, by the consciousness that the ship had stopped, and that there was much agitation on dock, 1 looked from my window and observed the cause of the confusion, for there, ahead of us mile t more, was one of the largest ice-bergs 1 have ever soon. I watched intently, hop ing to see other bergs that should toll me li.ur fur we hid pine towards the North, but the night fed suddenly. I had a no tion that Captain Black was running to hiding; and his hiding place lay to the north, far above the course even of Canadian-bound vessels. The time passed, the weather growing colder day by day. the bergs more fre quent about my windows; until on the wiling of the seventh day the ship stop ped suddenly. The work of mooring was not a long one. On the next morning I got up at daybreak, and looked eagerly from my spying place; but I could discern only a blank cliff of rock, tho ship being now moored against the very side of it. The negro brought a nort with my breakfast : and I read an invitation to dine with Captain Black that evening. I welcomed the prospect of change, when the old man threw open the door and said, "The Mas ter waits I" He led the way up the companion lad der, which was, in fact, a broad staircase, elaborately lit with the electric light : and so brought me to the deck, where there was darkness save in one spot above the fore-turret. There a lantern threw a great volume of white light which spread out upon the sea, and showed me at once that we were in a cove of some breadth, sur rounded by prodigiously high cliffs : and the light being focussed straight across the bay, disclosed a cleft in these rocks lead ing apparently to a further cove beyond. I had scarce lime to get o'her than a rough idea of ihe whole situation, for a boat was waiting at the gangway. The men gave way at once, keeping in the course of the searchlight, and rowing straight to the cleft in the cliffs, through which they passed; and so left the light and entered a narrower fjord. This sec ond cove opened after a while into a lake, above wh"Be shores I observed many twinkling lights, which seemed to come from windows far up the face of the cliff. There was a rough landing stage, cut in the rock, and an iron stairway led thence to the chambers which evidently exited above. When we had come to shore, and had been received there by several men who Leld lanterns, the negro pointed to the iron stairway and told me to mount ; he following me to the summit, where there was a platform and an iron door. The door opened as we arrived before it, and there standing by it 1 found the young doctor. . "Come in," he said, "they're waiting for yoa." We were in a broad passage lit by the electric light a passage cut in a crystal like rock, whose surface had almost the lustre of a mirror. The passage led np to a second door this one built of fine American walnut ; and we passed through It at once into a roiwn where I was as tounded to see indisputable evidence of civilization and of reflneruent. The whole chamber was hung round with superb skins, the white fur of the polar bear pre dominating; but there were couches cusn ioned with deep brown seal ; and the same glossy skin was laid upon the floor in bo many layers that the footfall was noiseless and pleasantly luxuriant. The furniture otherw.se was both niodorn and artistic. The room had a solitary occupant. One slanee assured o. that 1 was face to face with CaDtain tfuctt toe captain uia i liad seen in Paris; but yet not the same, for all the bravado and rough speech which which then fell from his lips was wanting. When be stepped forward and I.IH out his hand to me, I had the mind nlmost to draw back from him, for Vnew that the man had crime heavy upon liim ; but a second thought convined me of the folly of making a scene at such a moment : so I took the great hard hand and looked him full in the face. "I am glad to see' you." said he; "din ner waits us;" and with that we paused Into another chamber containing a dining table laid for four persons in a very ele pant manner. The only servant was iriant black, and the guests of the Cap tain were the young doctor, the Scotsman known as Dick the Banter, ana myself. The captain made no attempt to con real information from me. The first oc casion of his speaking during dinner was in answer to a remark of mine that found the room very pleasantly warm. "Yes," he said, "you must feel the imnire. You know where you are, of fnurae. This Is the west coast of Green land, and there is a Danish settlement not fifty miles from you although we don' leave cards on our neighbors Well, ! won't have you hurried, and you're my pueut until I put a certain straignt ques tion to you. When that happens you think twice about the answer. "This pleasant party must disperse," li said to m later; "you can go to the quarters we have provided for you, unless you would like to see more of us." "I should like to aee everything you oan show me," I replied, being aflame ,ith curiosity to know all that the strange ..,i,. nuii teach me: and then he wade a motion for the others to follow, and we passed from the room. ThA " WAV from the dining room ibrouga a long parage lighted with arc PIRATE lamps at intervals, and having the door of many txmi on tho right hand side of it. Several of these doors were otti : and I saw the interiors of well furnished Ivedroom. of smaller sitting rooms, and of a bountiful. y furnished billiard room. At the end of the passage we desivnded a flight of stairs to another landing. This proved the way to a small stretch of beach, and here I found several substan tial buildings of stone, evidently for the use of Black's company. The largest of the houses seemed to be a kind of hull, well lighted by arc lamp. Into this we passed, lifting a heavy curtain of skins: and sea'.'.l there, on all sorts of rough loungvs anil benches were the men I had seen in Paris, with fifty or sixty other, no less ferocious booking. "Men." said Hlnck. "I want to tell you that we've got a stranger with us: but he's here to stay, and he's my charge. "lias he jined?" aske.l a blear-yed man. who mul eyed nie witn imi.n curios ity: but the captain answered: That's my affar. and you keep your tongue still if you don t want me to cut it out : he'll join us by-and-by." That's agon rules," said Koaring John. 'Agon what?" asked Plack in a tone of thunder. , Agen rules," replied Iloaring John : his man broke my jaw, and I 11 pay him. or. you guess." Maybe you're right. No stranger stays here unless he joins, except them from the mines but I've my own ideas on that, ana when tne tune comes I n abide bv what's done. If any man would ike to dictate to tne, let him step out." The fellow slunk away under the threat. Hlack was master beyond all question, and he protected me. We went back with him to the long pas- age where I had seen the doors ot m-n chambers, and there he bade me good night. The doctor showetl me into a room cut in the solid rook, but with windows towards the sea. Put first he said: Y'ou must have been born under a lucky star; you're the first man to whom Black ever gave an hour's grace." CIIAPTEU XVI. The bed in which I lay was wondrous soft and downy ; and the cold gave me eep sleep, so that I awoke at a late hour to find the sun streaming through my rock window, and the negro telling me that my bath was ready. When we re turned to my sleeping place, I found the bed curtained off, leaving a commodious apartment, with books, armchairs, a writ ing table and a fireplace, in which a coal fire burned brightly. Put the greater sur prise was tne view rrom my window over a sunlit ijora, away to mountain peaks, snow-capped ami shining; and be tween them to a vista of an endless snow plain, white and dazzling. The doctor came to me while I was at breakfast. "The captain sends you his compliments," he said. "The men are in clined to resent the exception that has been made in yoar cas;. I am afraid it will lead to trouble unless you choose to close with the offer that Plack makes to you." 'How has an exception been made in my case, and wnai is ine ouer : 'Captain Black has brought thirty or forty Englishmen of your position to this place within the last three years : not one of them has lived twenty hours from the time he set foot in the rock house. The time will come when you must sign an agreement such as I have signed, and these men have signed and I don't be lieve that you will refuse. 'Y'ou lay it all down very clearly, I replied, but you can nave my answer now if you like. "Plack won t hurry yon. You can t do better than take things easy, and see the place." The idea of inspecting the place pleased r ill t ... f .1. . . . 1 me. 1 lonoweu wonor iMunrc ro tne beach. The coast-l.ne was lofty and awe- inspiring. I stood entranced with the vigor born of the life-giving breeze. At last he touched me upon the shoulder, and pointed to where the nameless ship lay snugly moored. "Look, he said, at the Instrument of our power, is not sne mugnincenif un her we defy the urorld. Aboard her, we are superior to fleets and nations; we laugh at the fastest cruisers and the big gest warships. He Bpoke w:th extraordinary enthusl asm. 1 ne greai snip wan iuut.ru a m-aii- .... t I.l..,! I teous object, lying there golden, yet swan like, the guns uncovered as the men work ed at them. "She Is a wonderful ship,' said I, 'and built of metal I never met with." "Iler hull is constructed of phosphor bronze," he answered, "and she is driven by gas. It was one of Black's Inspira tions to choose Greenland for his hole; it is one of the few comparatively unin habited countries in the world where coal is to be bad." "Who are your miners?" I asked. "Honest British seamen whose voyages have been Interrupted. We give them the alternative of work in the mine, or their liberty on the snow yonder." "But how can they live in such a place?" "They don't live," said he. "They die like vermin." CHAPTER XVII. For some days I saw no more of Doctor Osbart or of Captain Black. Once or twice I uw the wan "Four-Eyes," and from him gained a few answers to my questions. He told me that Captain Black kept up communication with Europe by two email screw eteamers disguised as whalers. There were fifty prisoner In the mine. If fifty men were to be turned free, then surely I could count on fifty allies; and fifty-one etrong hand could at least make some show even against the ruffians of the rock house. Give them arms, and a chanoa of surprise, aud wko knowtT I said. It mljbt hare boon a tnad hope, hut yet It rtt a ho(. I'nlon the mini "Four 1'yos" del.bernlcly deceived me. Black would connive nt Ilif murder of tlfty BritNh seamen before another twenty four hour had sped. Tlioio men would have a; tho alitor of deipcratlon t drive them to ttu attack; nn.l I felt nun- lint j If I oould got some nrm into their hand, the attempt would at loan Is' j n -t i ti . l 1 1 luriti)t tho rotnainlni: hour of the day i I encaged myself In searching t In lionw on the beach; but, although I looked into many of them, 1 found no "Is" of armory. Then I riMiK'inlvnsI that Black lunl a I f rill.w III Ills MtUilv. I I,.,,,... !,, tii..v would sulVico. with knives and any revolvers I might lay j hands it)!), to 'hold a ring of men against ; the compauv. This thought I bugged l ' me all day, going often io im- inm piri form above the creek to know if there were any sign of the release of the min ers, or of preparation for getting rid of them. Towards evening, when I was weary with the watching, there was the sound of a gunshot below in the creek : mid I went to thy window, and saw the whole of a cruel scene. Some twenty of these sea men, black as they had come from the coal shaft, were going ashore from a long boat, while an electric titunck was bring ing twenty more from the outer creek where the nameless ship lay. But the men who had first landed were surround ed by the others of Black's iMinpany ; and were being driven towards the hills, and so to the great desolate plain of snow where no human thing could long retain life. The pirates hit lustily with tho butt ends of their pistols; the honest fellows used their tints, and many a man thev laid his length upon the rock. Inch by inch they gave way. were driven to wards the ravines and the countless miles of snow plain; and as the battle rage.l, the armed liegan to shoot with murderous purpose. IloHth at last was adil.nl to the horrors, and. a body after IxMy roue.i Jowu the rocky slope and fell splashing . i . i t. into the water, lliose unwoimuen panic nt the sight and tied with all possi ble si'ed away up the side of the glacier mount, and so to their deatU in mat frozen refuge beyond. At 7 o'cloi-k 1 dined as usual I closed my own dor, and tor tnree nours or iimn- iiacod mv chamber, the fever ot antici pation and of design burning me as with tire. Of the doors about, the majority were closed; but the Doctors was opeu. 1 te gan to feel my way iu the blinding dark. My first proceeding was to run upon some si ght article ot furniture and to overturn it. Twice I went round the room, and could not put my hand upon the rules . but at the third attempt I found them, and gave a sigh of relief. Then an over whelming terror struck ine chill and pow erless. My sigh was echoed from the cor ner by the window; and a low chuckle of laughter followed it. 1 stood as a mau petrified, my hand upon a gun. but my nerves straiued to a tension that was hor rible to bear. In another moment the electric light flooded the chamber, and 1 saw macs sitting at his writing table, observing me. a jeer upon his lips, and all the termite malice of his nature written in his keen and mocking eyes. He had a revolver cocked at his left hand, but a pen in his right ; while manuscript lay before turn, n that he must have been in the nxm for some time, and had extinguished his light only at my coming. He leaned over the table, and drew near to it a lounge on which the skin of a polar bear was spread. Sit here," he said, and at the bluu word my nerve came hack to me. ou re a smart boy, and have ideas, but. like all little bovs, your ideas don't go far enough. I was just the same when I was your age, always trying to climb perpen dicular places, and always falling down again. Silly lad. to put your head into a business which never concerned you. "I enme here to-night to stop your rdering fifty Innocent men," I said but he started up at the words and raved liko a maniac. "tml who made you Judge? Who set vou to watch me. or give your opin ions on what I do or what I don't do? Who asked you whether you liked it or didn't like it?" (To be rontlnued. Anolbrr ttcnnilnl Spoiled. "Oh, yes," said Miss Kidder, "Mrs. HetijsMk wet a trap for her husband lat night, and " "You don't sav?" pxclahiKsl Miss Onussip. "Why, I always ttinilit him too harmless and timid " "Just so; tisi timid to set n inonso trap. That's why she had to do It for him." Philadelphia Press. Helping lilra Alotiic. Clinplelfh I say, old man, I wish you would Intercede for tne with that pretty cousin of yours. Haverly Sure, I will, rtnly the oth er day I told her you hud more money than brains. ChaploiKh What did Hhe. Bay? Haverly She wanted to know If you had as much as 30 cents. Hurrah for Wlilowa. Tom I hear Fred Is married. I al way thought ho was too timid for any thing of that kind. Jack Oh, ho married a widow. Tom A widow ! Whore did he meat her? Jack He didn't moot her at ull ; alio overtook him. (ood for lllm. Ascum Markley has a very bad memory, hatm't he? Borroughn It depends on the way you look at It. I coiwlder It very good. Awum You do, eh? BorroughM ie; lie lounexi me a "fiver" laHt taring and he'a forgotten all about It. Philadelphia Prow. Talbluv Hbop. "It took you yeurii to learn all about the business Iu which you were no buc ceasful." "Yes," answered Mr. Cuinrox, "and motuer a ,.u take me yeui muic io tuigci uuuui iu .r The famous palace occupied by the luta r.Mrirn W. Chllds. of the Phlla- aM kV - o w i .... w - a ... 1. 1 V. I aeipma linger, wu.cu v u.ui over 11.000,000, 1. to be transformed Into aa BDurtiuent bousfe Proposed Oregon Tax Law (('mitltuiiit trom 1kI work ) I (l'cal estate lux u lien What tn In- . hub I't Unity 1 llect id sale.) j Section "S. All taxes, w Melt may I'o lieieal'ter lawfully impie-ed, elmri-ed, "f loieil upon leal prnpetty, including i tuxes nn pels.'iml propotn cningen up- i 'nn ifii I j'li.pcily us lunviili'd in Ihe pro, r.hnc sc. I mil. xlmll U and t boy at hereby ,l, c'iin'.l t U H lion lil'li sucli renl l'Topel t V f torn itiul imludiiiif the iluv mi Inch the wnrunn inn imi u.ng the cullcclii'ti of sucli tuxes iihiii real property is issued, Mint fi"in inul nllei the time the s.lid taxes upon persoiml property nre sn charged upon real pinp etty, until tin y slmul.l be paid, or un til tlio title hi m II ls vest oil I" tlio pur chaser upon sale for Midi taxes. Such liens t-hull include till cosls, penult ics, cliiirgcs, inul expenses oti d inul con cerning sucli taxes whicli by tlio provis ions of law cluill accrue, attach, or be made. Such liens .shall Imvo priority to nod idmll Is'tullv naid and t:ltiftic. before any inul every judgment , moi I - gage, or other lien or claim w hatso- ever, except the lien for u tax for a H'ihneiucnt year; and every cei t ilicute of delinquency, sale for taxes, or t runs- fer of property" under a tax judgment Sil le, whether M'id or ineffectual for any other ptiivso or tmt, provided onlv that tho consideration required by law shall luivo lcen pui'l t.icrefor, shall U- deemed to assign to and vest ill tlio holder, purchaser, or transferee tlio lien herein jiresct ibed. ell & l' l mi' . section .Has. nn i-hangc l-rj't w aM pri 1 l.nn v. ho h h.oc Imtm li.oi;-.l iivni ir .il I'l.'I'rilv. .Itl'l le Hill.-Ollutc .4lc" l"l "t.l .llr" In I"" i to I tic Ui crililicalc id dr lux JIM'1"'"! I.im ihr rcli,i lin.iirmy p'.m ) (Foreclosure Summons or notice.; Section :!'.. Any time after tho ex piration ol three years irom ine ursi date of (leliiniicney of any tax included in a certificate of (lelimiuency the hold er of such certificate may cause sum mons to ls served on the owner of the property do-cribi-d in the eortilieuto, notifying the owner llial no win apply to the circuit court of tlio county in which such propetty is situated for a decree foreolostno; tho lien npiinst the jiroHTty ntioned in such certittcate. Such summons shall contain 1. The title of tho court, the de scription of the property, inul the name of tho owner of the legal title thereof a.s tho Maine appears of ns'ord. if known, the name of the holder of the certificate, the date thwreof, and the amount for which It was issueil, tlio vear or years for tho doliniUeut taxes for which it was Issued, tho amount of ull taxes pu il for prior or subseiiient yours, and tho rato of interest on said uinounts. '1. A direction to the owner of (ho liynl title of the ptojMTty as tlio same appears of record, if known, ami of any other jiersoii or persons who may have Borne interest in or I ion or claim Usn the property, und whom the holder of suid certificate may desire to make co defendants, summoniim him to a)ear within hixty days after service of huiii inons or notice, exclusive of the day of ,ervice, und defend the action or pay I the amount due; and, when service is mad.' by publication, u direction us ufore.-aid sutiimoniiiK Mm to appear within si'ty days after tho date of the first publication of the summons, ex clusive of the day of said first publica tion, and defend the action or j.uy the umount due. 'A. A notice that, in enso of failure to do so, decree will ho rendered fore closing the Hen of such tuxoH und costs against the land and premise named. 4. A summons shall lo Biiliscri bed by the holder of the certificate of delin quency, or by some one in his Isdialf, und residing within the state of Ore gon, and iifHin whom all process and paj.ers in the proocodinn may l' served with tho mime force and effect us if per sonally nerved on the holder of said certificate within this state. 5. A coiiv of Huid Htiiniiions shall tie delivered to the tax collector. There after, when any owner of real property or ts-rson interested therein seekH to re- I . .1 A. I . 4.. deem aH provided in tins act, ine ni collector ohall ascertain the umount of costs accrued in foreclowing said certifi cate and include Raid costs aa a part of the redemption to be paid. The proceeding provided by turn aox for the forecloHure of all oertifleatcH of delinquency issued pursuunt to this act Hhall he commenced within mx years from the date of tho original tlelin qiiency, ami not after wardd. (Service of Hiiinmoim.) Section 40. Summons ahull lie Herv ed and returned in the mime manner us uniniiiinu in R eivi 1 action is nerved in the circuit court. (InterHted persona may pay before ex ecution of deed.) Bection 43. Any peraon owning an interest In luiidrt or lota mum which judgment and decree in prayed, an pro vided in this act, may, in person or by Hieiit. nav the taxes, assessments, pen alties, interest, and cohU due thereon to the tax collector of the county in which the mime are Bituated at any iii.iB Imforn the execution of the deed, on. I for thu amount ho paid ho ahull tannine Hank. "Here's a story about a new automo bile bunk that bus Juat been started In New York." . i miiih nf m run A 1a noflltor ,.( for his money ?"-Cleve- - , . , lud Plain Dealer. KllltBllT. tui Adviser Senator, bow much did your campaign cost you? Uniiatir T .it y in tin It was pretty ex- i - ,; . tlme iiinggold. It cost mi ' "JJ or thr w 1 sleep. I luive il licll nn tlio property liillde f"f Ihm's, HMscNNmeiih, penalties, inlcteM, (i, ,i)r hu,u j,gietit is puived; t, person or initlml lly " flmll r.dl vt or leeeixe Hie sumo mIiiiII tivt " receipt for sucli mymcut, ir iniio l u,., person h ceil iliciito slmwitiK sucli puyinehl . ( Appeal Appeal bond rr.Mvdnro. ) Section 47. Appeals from tlio llmil otilel, judgment, and ilecreo of (lie omul limy bo taken to the nuproino court by giving notice thereof orally iu open com! at tlio time of the rendition of t lie judgment , decree or final order, or by n'vmg written notice thereof at any time m ithin thirty days allot tin" rendition of sunl order, hut not there after. The manner of taking ami per fect ing appeals to tlio supremo court and tho proceedings thereon, and tlio ileteriniliat ion and disposal thereof, shall conform to ami lie governed by tho statutes for taking iiidieuls in eiiuit- Ml euon, except i u so far as tins act j l;iv ()tuirw iso provide But no iis'iil m ), ,,lhUo,l the defendant fnun ()V judgment , ilecno, or Html older , (or' , !,,( ln,s or bdrt for taxes, Lll(j iM11(' KjV(. ,, ,ippeal shall ().,eriite as a siilsTsedeas, unlehH tin- lo- operate as a suis'r fondant taking such appeal Hiall, with in t ho t ime al low.'d wilhln which to tile an iindortakini; on nj'peal, also de posit wit h t ho county cloik an amount of inotiev equal to tho amount of tho judgment and costs rendered In such cause by tho circuit court. If, in case of an appeal, such judgment, dis-rce, aud final older be utlitmed, in whole or in part, tho supreme court shall direct that the amount dr.oHitod with the county clei k as aforesaid, or n much thereof as may bo neocusary, be credit ed upon the judgment so rendered, and execution shall issue for tho balance of said judgment, damiu'es and 0od. Theroiion it shall bo tho duty of such county clrrk to apply so much of the amount deHsited with him as aforesaid as k ha 1 1 ls hooohsnry to satisfy tho amount of the judgment , decree, and final order. If, upon a final hearing, judgment shall be refused for tho sale of the land or lots for the tuxes, penal ties, interest, and costs, or any part thereof, in said priseedirios, the coun ty clerk shall ay over to the lurty who hall have imule such deposit, or his legally authorized agent or rcproMontu tive, the amount of the delt, and in any event shall so refund ho much thereof as shall remain after the satisfaction of the judgment, interest, ll'id Costs against tho Und or lots in respect to which such deposit hhall have Is en made. (Holder of certificate must pay tuxes Forfeiture. ) Section 4H. F.very purchaser of a cert ilicute of delinquency shall, before applying lor judgment, ami uecreo oi foreclosure, j.uy all taxes that have ac crued on the projH-rty included In said certificate since the issuance of said cer tificate, and any jirior taxes that may remain due and unpaid on said proper ty. If any purchaser of delinquent cer tificates shall sillier 11 HUl'Heqileul tax to Is-come delinquent, and a HuliseqUent ert ilicute of delinquency to issue on tho same property included in hm cer tificate, such tirst purchaser shall for feit his; rights thereunder to tho sub sequent purchaser, and sucli nilise- iiient purohiiHi-r shall, at the time ot obtaining his certificate of delinquency, t ci lee m said first certificate of delin- iioncy outstanding thereon to tho date if said redemption, and the amount ho i mid in redemption shall become a part of said Hiilisequent certificate of delin- inency, und draw Interest at (he rate of fifteen s r cent per annum from the date of payment. Said holder of a cor ticate of delinquency permitting u sub sequent certificate to issue on the same pros-rty ahull, on notice from the tux ol lector, Hiir render sani corticate oi delinquency on payment to him of the redemption money in id by tho subse- iient purchaser. Provided, that tins m otion ahall not apply to counties or inuniciiutlitifH. (Publication as costs.) Section f2. In case any person shall be compelhsj to publish u notice In u newspaper under the provmions of this act, then, before any tier.-ion who may have a right to redeem the lands or lots from Hale shall be permitted to redeem, be Hhall pay to the ofllcer who by law is authorized to receive such redemp tion money the amount paid for pub lishing Hiich notice, for the use ol the person compelled to publish such no tice, as afoiesaid. i (Fees.) Section 6(1. 1. The tax collector shall, upon the issuance of n certificate of delinquency, collect fifty cents. 'I For making a deed, to include not more than ten tracts or lota, including ull services rendered, Including Kales and posting notices, three dollars. 3. The county clerk shall, upon filing applica tion for judgment, and for all sorvlccH rendered to and including judgments, collect two dollurs. 4. The clerk of the court Hhull collect from each con testant at the time of filing such Con Much lb Saute. The American I supirose you never heard a genuine Indian war whoop, did you? The Englishman No; but I've heard some of your college yells. On Illaeurdant Noim. Ruffon Wrats The Idee of jour claim In' to be overworked, ye durnnd old hobo I TufTold Knutt I am overworked, b'gosh ! F ifty times a day I hev to ex plain how It la that I don't git no em ployment when the country Is JIt runnln' ver wit' prosperity. 'lost five dollars. ' ( AHMlciimo'd bv oiMier.) Section no. ' (Vilitb'ut.H of dolln- 1...11 I... i.t ui toi id do III III . and oilcncv riiim oo irr-' . n iiMHigunioht thereof shall vest in Hm assign r bis local i-epieseiil.il 'J'" " the right aud title of tho original put chasel . (Taxes void six years after delinquon- IV.) Section Ull. All taxes heretofore or hereafter levied by any enmity. 'ity, (..Mil. school district, load di-trut. port or other municipal taxing agency or dl-trict of the stale of Oregon, alter the expiration of six yea.s fr lb" tin,.. when such (axes are delinquent. be void Provided that this section shall not be construed as infect mg any right acquired under or by vlrtm. ol the issuance of a cerlitiealo of delinquency provided for in tM ad. (Licit creditor may pay tax ) Section 117. Any person who has a lien bv mortgage, or othorl-e, upon anv land "ii which tho taxes have not. boon paid may pay or redeem m b taxes and the interest and charges thereon; and the receipt ol the person authorised to receive such tax ,1.. mot ion monev shall constitute or ro an ad- ditiotial lion on such land .. ....... i . ill. rem Klu-l illed. il'id to the the in terest mid charges thereon; uli'l amount so fllid. and tho interest itio inul charge thereon, shall he collei UO'e with, as part of, and in the sa tan ner as the amount secured by the origi nal lien. Ill A (' I "iiip . i-illi.ti 3111. r.lriilrd In liu Imlr tnli -milium. ) (Payment of tx by is ciiMint or tenant ) Section m. When any tax on any real estate shall have ls.011 iid by or collected fnun any isvuiaiit or tenant when there is some other person ho, by agreement or ot herw ise, ought to pav such tax, or any part thereof, such oociitmiil or tenant shall 1' entitled l . . . ..ii. recover by action the amount which mu h person should have paid, with in terest! hereon ; or ho may retain the same out of any rent due or in-erning from him to such htsoii for real estato on which such tax is so juiid. (II. A 1'. ( iimp, witi'in SI4S. n" rlnnr- ) ( ltooaling section.) Section ''. That chapters 5, l, and 7, of title X of the ( 'isles and Stnt utoa of Oregon, compiled and annotated by Hon. Charles It. Bellinger and Wil liam W. Cotton ; and sections 4, .', 7, H, l, in, II, and 11! of an act a p. proved 1 ei ember 14 , U".l. and found upon mne 4 ot Mcqiiitur of tho lenerul I, aws of tho Ss'ciul Session of limit: and an act out il led "An act to amend section 'in'.'M of Bellinger and Cotton's Annotated OhIcs and Statutes of Ore gon," approved February 11!, liMi.'l; and an act entitled "An act to amend an net entitled 'An not to amend sect ion :ili'.iH of Bellinifer and Cotton's Anno tated Codes and Statutes of Oregon, approved I'cbtuiiry 1'.', Iln:i, and to de clare an emergency," approved I'e- ecmU'r 1!4, lfuit and chapters; 7, oil, 14.ri, IMI, 1 'il!, and iHilof thelieneral Laws of Oregon, l'.Mlo; and an act lllisl in the olfue of the secretary of stale Hecemher 1!4. Itin.'l, entitled "An act to .i . .... ri io - i amclHl sect loll .!.. oi l.riniii- mo Cotton's Annotated Codes und Statutes) of Oregon;" and an act out it led An act to amend section :!(l'.J of tho ( odes and Statutes of Oregon, ufl annotated bv Charles It. Belinlger and William W. Cotton, and giving tho apportion ment or revenues for tho rtato among tho seveial count les, and defining tho method or proceeding in making the state up'sirtionineht, approved rob- ruury 1!4, l'.Hi.'l; and all oilier acts anil parts of acts amendatory of any ol the acts und sections alsive set foith, and ull acts and mrtri of acts in conflict herewith, If and the same hereby are reis'iilod: Provided that the repeal of section itOHH of the Codes and Statutes of Oregon, compihsl and annotated by Hon. Charles B. Bollinger and William W. Cotton, shall not affect the dupli cate thoieof, section .'!.'! 7 4 of said Codes and Statutes of Oregon, as the same is umended by an act approved February IM, llidil, and found ii kmi Migc "14 of the (icnoral Ijiwh of Oregon, HKI.'t. (Saving clause.) Section HO. That, notwithstanding any! hing to the contrary in this act contained, all laws heretofore in force urn continued in force and effect until all things and acts in and about, the as sessment, appoi tionmcnt and levy of taxes upon the basis of ownership of property on the first day of March, 1H07, und the assessment, uportiou meiit, levy, and collection of taxes, and priM'ocdingH incident thereto, made or commenced prior to Murch 1, 11)07, ex cept us speci lied in section f5 of thirl act, have been fully and duly done und performed as fully uh If this act bad never been enacted, but the taxes levied on the basis of ownership of property on the first day of March, 11(07, Hhall be collected as herein provided. Thin uet Hhall not lo const rued to inhibit or take away the power of countloH, Incor porated cities or towns, school district, road districts, porta or other municipal corporations or agencies to levy such rate or amount of general or Hpoeial taxes as now or heretofore by law they may be permitted or required to levy. tnol Alien. "It's true," said Uncle Alien Sparks, "that a rose by any other rame would smell as sweet, but it Isn't tho same way with an old cheese. Y'ou can ehoot a lit tie green riaiut Into it and pass it off for Uoquefort." In Liquidation. Scott (showing ring) I'd hnte to lose It. It's a diamond of the first wa ter. Mott You suld Just now you'd soaked It three times. Bostoa Transcript.