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 Provincial Librarian
Vou J.
Editor uinl Proprietor
No. 48
Take a
BROWNIES $1  to $10
$10 TO $20
Enquire for Catalogue
Druggist and Stationer
Appreciate the Cheering, Comforting qualities of our superior
Tens and Coffees, the liest on the
market. Their excellent quality
makes them the most economical
to use, because a small quantity
produces as good results ns, or
better thnn, the cheaper grades,
and vet our goods arc nol at all
high in price. But you will Iiml
they are money savers in actual
Lillie's Special .'I pounds Ceylon
Tea $1.00
Lillie's Special 6 pounds Ceylon
Too -       $1.75
Lillie's Special
pound Ceylon
Order Preserving Apricots now
$1.35 per Case.
Lillie's Cash Grocery
Phone IO
Reg. E. Broadhead
2nd Il.s.sr fmm the Empress lintel.
All parties owing money lo W.   II.
Tr.nlii.lin. nf ('hilliwaek, «n< hereby
notified that all cliciiucs. nre tn lie made
out to 0. T Milliillie, Aiwlgniv and all
mould paid to tlie Assimuv, at UtOStOIV,
in Ohllllwack. If paid to anynne else
tliey will Ise liable iimler the law in pay
lor same tlie sci-oiul time.
Social and Personal
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Kipp are in
Hellingliuiii this week.
Miss Iva Smith of New Vork is
nt tho Empress Hotel.
Several parties of campers nre enjoying u holiday nl Cultus Luke
Miss .1. Elms is spending her
vacation with friends in Vancouvor.
Miss Kirkliiuil of New Wosl minster is ths' guest of Mrs. Alex. Mciver.
Miss l'liltim, of Hamilton, Out.,
was the guest of Miss (Irossmun
Mr. nnil Mrs. Ilullieil of Sardis,
left .Monday lo s|H'iiil llie month ill
Sidney, li. C,
Miss Pngo of Mnlnqul spent Inst
wook lho guest, of the Misses Dcn-
liolm, Fuiiliclil Island.
Jos. White returned on Monday lust frnin u brief holiday s|scnt
ul Seultlc uud White Hock.
The Misses Daisy and Pearl Leary
of Fuirliclil Island arc .spending a
couple of weeks nl Vancouver.
Lot us have the nunii's of your
Slimmer visitors. The Free Press
prints the news when it is news.
Mrs. (I. II. W Chadsey left on
Mondny for White Rock where she
will visit friends for il week or so.
Miss Hazel Clark, of Sumas, is
spending her holidays visiting
friends in New Westminster and
Mrs, M. Harrison and Master
Reginald Ilurrissni left Wednesday
for n visit to Bellingham, Blnine
and White Bock.
Miss McDougoll of Islay, Scot-
laud was the guest of .Mrs. It. J. Mc
Intosh lost week, returning on Tuesday to Vnncouver.
Dr. Geo. Telford and Mrs. Telford and children of Vancouver,
spent the week end with Mr. and
Mrs, J. L. Denholm.
Mrs. liirkebak of Libby, .Montana,
joined lier husband here this week.
Mr. Birkehak is salesman in It. J.
Mcintosh's shoe store.
Mrs. N. S. McKenzie with her
childcrn and maid leave on Thursday, Aug. 1 for Sidney, B. C. to
camp for the next month.
Miss E. L. Mellaril returned on
Saturday from a nine months' toluol the British Isles. She was ac-
eompauied lu une by her cousin Reove
The very worm weather accounted
for not quite such a large turnout as
usual at the tenuis courts on Thursday aftcrmoon. Mrs. X. S. McKenzie was the tea  hostess for  the
Mrs. Alexander, Miss Alexander
and Miss I'carl Alexander, of Clayburn, and Miss Cilthorwood, Mr.
Williams, and Mr. Brown, of
Abbotsford were the guests of Mr.
ami Mi*s. .1. L. Broe and family, at
their summer homo nt Yarrow over
the week end.
Mrs. 1).Duncan and infant daughter, of North Vancouver, recent
arrivals from England, are visiting
at the home of Mrs. Jno. Robinson
"linwanleu," Hazel St., for some
little time. Mrs. Duncan and Mrs.
Ilol.insoii were college friends ill
the Old Country.
Dr. and Mrs. Nalsolh Allen of
Fnirview spent the week end with
Mrs. Allen's parents Mr. and Mrs.
tl. It. Ashwell, Dr. Allen leaving on
Monday for n years visit on Ihe
Continent. Mrs. Allen with her
children and maid has taken Mrs.
Kurd's bungalow ou Mary Sl. for
the summer.
Mrs. Win. Chadsey returned lo
Chilliwack alter a three mouths'
visit to her old homo in Ontario.
Her daughter, Mrs. Pnltersoii, of
Vancouver, accompanied her.
Whilo in the cast tbey visited
Niagara Palls, tho Thousand Islands
und other points of interest. It is
the first time Mrs. Chadsey has
visited her home in twenty-four
Miss Mary Ryder formerly matron
of Columbian College, New Westminster is at her home at Cheam.
Following her resignation from this
position, the directors of the College
nnd the pupils presented Miss Ryder
with a very beautiful cut. glass basket inula |icarl necklace respectively
showing the esteem in which Miss
Ilvder is held by all connected with
lbc College.
Before you go awny telephone "il
nnd let it appear in the Free Press
as news.
Local  Items
hills at   hull'  pin.'.
1 week end
tho   Pot-
I kinds of
L.F.Ci i ift, ut Mee Studio for photos
For photos nt Chapman's—phono
All summer
Miss lloyle.
Ed. Ramsdell spent thc
ul White Rock,
Coul   nnd   wisoil—City
Co., phone Itl.
T. .1.   Policy  alt led
Illicit in Seattle lust week
.1. Kniglil iS Co. for n
breakfast foods, fresh in.
To   Lot—lloiinis   Biiltabl
silliccs; apply lo II. .1. Barber.
lee cream ill ull tho popular
I'oi'ius anil Havocs at Johnson's.
Eur Sale— Bicycle in gnnd condition, coaster brake. Apply at
Froo Press.
Kor Sale—(looil team nf horses;
wagon nnd harnOBB, nearly new.
Phone 208.
All coal and wood orders receive
prompt attention. Phone -10. City
Transfer Co.
Matinee of moving plctuses at
the Lyric. Theatre every Saturday
afternoon at 8.80.
For Sale— New light cedar boat
and paddles,just tho thing for picnic
ing.   Phone L-1808.
Phone Lillics; your order for
preserving apricots this week, 81.85
per crate,    Hurry up.
Light and heavy drayiug handled
with care and promptness. City
Transfer Co., phone 40.
For Sale—McCnrmick binder, 6
foot, in good condition, for sale
cheap.   Appy at this oIKce.
J Knight & Co. for horse and
cattle feed, hen nnd chick food.
Big cur just arrived from the mills.
For Sale — Pony for riding or
driving 7 years old, No. 0 McClary
cisik stove with reservoir. Phone
R 172.
,City Transfer Co. luive their office
with the Chilliwack Land and Development Co., on Young street.
(Into J. Knight _ Co. for the
Best Flour, We guarantee Royal
Standard and Mighty Fine. Ten
grades to choose from. Pastry unequalled.
Boats, window screens, meat safes,
furniture, etc., made. Buggies
painted and wood work repaired
saws sharpened etc. Prices moderate; orders solicited. Phone L1800,
Matinee of moving pictures nt
the Lyric Theatre evory Saturday
afternoon at 8.80.    Admission 10c.
Mr. Alphonso Dalsimer of the I.
I). Smith Co., is in Chilliwack and
has taken charge of Trenholm's
Furniture Store for the Assignee.
S.M. Carson has sold his residence
on Second avenue to .Miss Frances
II. Brown, of Winnipeg, at a good
llguro. W. L. Budd, real estate
and insurance agent negotiated the
Dr. H. K. Hope, D. O., eyesight
specialist, of Collistcr Block, New
Westminster, will attend Chilliwack
on Aug." nt the Empress Hotel, from
one to live p. m. Dr. Hope specializes on examining of eyes and lilting
ssf glasses.	
On Saturday ovoning last while
the family of Mr. aud Mrs. J. Bailey
Sardis were at their ten, their second
youngest child, a very bright little
girl between one and two years old,
slip|icil out of the house and in some
wny fell into tlie watering trough
which was just iu front of the house,
where she was found by the members
of the family ou their going out lo
work afler sup|s>r, lying with her
face down nml though there was
only about six inches of water, the
littie child had been suffocated.
Tic funeral look place ou Sunday
nftornoon frum Carman Methodist
Church and the day Iscing Decora-
lion Day. the little girls of the S.S.
inarched to the comotory with quantities of llowcrs to decorate the grave
of their little friend.
Wesley Troop Boy Scouts will
camp for two weeks at Cultus I,nke
starting next Thursday morning.
The Isoys, some 2N strong, are eagerly looking forward to this outing.
They will be iu charge of Scout Muster Abbot aud assistant Scout Master
Woodworth. Every provision is
being mnde for the comfort nnd
safety of tht Isiys. Thcte will lie
regular drill nud practice in Scout
work each day and from Bugle cull
ut 7 ii.iii. till "Lights Out" at 0.30
p.m. the boys will be under the
supervision of their officers.
Church News
The choir of Cook's churcli spent
a very jolly day at Cultus Lake on
Thursday. Many interesting experiences are related by those who
atteliileil the picnic.
Baptist Churcli—Rev. .1. T. Mar-
shall, II. A. Minister. Subject for
Sunday ovoning—"A GoodSkoptio"
These Sunday evening messages nre
attracting large audiences. Don't
fail In hear Ihem,
Tliere wus a lurge  nttendniiec  at
the quarterly Saoramontnl sorvlco In
tho Methodist church last Sunday
ovoning. The Rev. J, C. Wihnott,
M. A.,of Milton West,Ont. assisted
the pastor in the service.
Rev. E. W, Stapleford, B. A..
Conference Educational Secretary,
of tho Methodist Church preached
in the Methodist Church Inst Sunday
morning to a large nnd appreciative
audience. Mr. Stapleford presented
lis subject in a very pleasing manner
and aroused the sympathies of the
congregation in the higher education
of the young under Christian
On Monday evening the Rev. A.
E. Roberts gave a lantern exhibition
to the members of the Epwortli
League, showing views of the Yellow
stone National Park, Sun Francisco,
disnstcr nnd Northern B. C. Miss
S. Woodworth read an interesting
description of Yellowstone Pnrk.
Next Mondny will be citizenship
night nnd nn interesting program
has lieen prepared. Mr. C. Wood-
worth will give n violin solo and Mr.
H. Webb will speak on the topic
"The Struggling Masses."
Down but not out, weakened but
not broken. The hand of the oppressor hns put me down and his steam
rwilor has flattened me out, but 1
have sprouted upagnin. 1 am now
holding forth nt the Xevnrd Block
where I hope to meet all my former
patrons and ns mnny others as may
favor me with a call. Although my
business has lieen wrested from me
1 believe 1 hnve still the* confidence
and good will of the people of this
place nnd thnt good will (with your
permission) I wish to hand over to
the new Compauy which is now
forming and 1 hope you will patronize them ns generously ns you have
nie, and I believe yon will find them
worthy of the confidence with which
I recommend them. The new (inn
is putting in a full line of furniture
and house furnishings nnd promises
to do wonders in the way of prices.
Come nnd see them and don't forget I'll be tliere. Open Saturday,
opposite Baptist church, temporary
quarters.—W. B. Trenholni.
Proriscul Dairy Ceoventie- Fir Chilliwack.
Editor Free Press.
Dear Sii—Why is it that nil the
Provincial stock and dniry conventions nre held nt Victoria during the
sessions of Legislature? Would it
not lie much lietter to have these
meetings held ut different places
each year. Take the dairy convention for instance. There nre mnny
dairymen iu this district thnt would
like to attend but who find it impossible to take the time uwny from
home tor the four or live slnys necessary, consepuenlly nny benefits
from such meetings in Victoria nre
limited. Throughout the other
Provinces of the Dominion such
conventions nre held in districts
cs|>cciidly interested in dairying,
and sometimes in districts where it
is required as nnoducatlvo influence
for better milk and cream.
Why not have the dniry convention held Ihe coming winter in Cliilliwnck? It would be a splendid
thing for the district. A lurge number could attend and hear discussed
the best methods of handling dairy
products on the farm, and kindred
topics. Thi result would certainly
be all to the good. The next year
the meeting could be held in some
other dniry district that would also
be helped to lietter methods. Get
out nnd preach the dairy gospel in
every part of the Provinco where
dairying is of especial interest. How
about thc B. of T. helping to secure
this change. Why not? Also there
are two ofiicers of thc Provincial
Dairy Association in this valley and
thoy will no doubt also holp.
W. K. MacLeod.
Alan important meeting of the
Directors of the Colonial Oil Co,
held in Scuttle on tho 20l.ll of July
1912, at which Mr. II..I. Barber of
Chilliwack wus present,n resolution
wns passed expressing absolute confidence, in the Chilliwuek Vnlley ns a
paying Held for operations in oil production and the agreement between
tho Colonial Oil. Co., ami llie Cliilliwnck Committee was nminondod In
such a manner that lho Company
will undertake to commence drilling operations as soon as the Committee Imve *L'll,IHHI subscribed the
Company putting a like sum iu the
Bank and assuming all further ox-
nouses. This is u very generous
action on the part of the Company
ns lhe Committee hud undertaken
to secure (50,000 for this purpose
and tliere is no obligation on the
part of tho Company to commence
drilling operations for some few
years under other conditions. The
Company havo thus shown their
faith in the field especially when il
is remembered that they have to
carry on devdlopnient in several
other places at the same time.
This offer of course is contingent
on the money being subscribed at
once. Thc amount remaining to
be subscribed is small but unless
the residents of this valley respond
willingly even in smnll sums it will
not be easy to hold the Company
much longer. The investment of a
small stun now will if fortune
favors the undertaking, produce
every large returns both directly
nnd indirectly and ns the money is
nil to he spent locally and absolutely
safe guarded it is a matter almost
of duty land and business men in
the district to pull together and secure this very desirable local development. As the stock given by
the Company as a security for the
peoples money is the common stock
of the company and is equally good
for all its fields, failure to secure
oil, gas or coal in paying quantities
here would not ..ITect thc value of
the stock in the slighest, and if
oil should be struck in any other of
the Company's fields the stock
bought in Chilliwuek would benefit
A Garden Party will be held at
Lovat Lodge, Cheam, (formerly called the Purdy Place.) Afternoon
tea and other refreshments, games
and amusements. Military Band.
Admission 10 cents, proceeds in aid
of Camp Slough Anglican Sunday
School, near Holden's. Afternoon
and evening, Wednesday July 81.
J. P. MeConnell and N. Caswell
of Vancouver Sun, and Miss Edith
MeConnell, spent the week end nt
Lovat Lodge, the guests of Mrs.
Thos. Kirkby.
Rev. E. W. Stapleford B. A.
Vancouver, occupied the pulpit of
Cheam Methodist Church on Sunday evening.
A very enjoyable time is promised
those who attend the Garden Parly
at Lovat Lodge, the residence of
Mrs. Thos. Kirkby on the afternoon
and evening of Wednesday July 81.
The Cliilliwnck Military Band will
Ih> in attendance and tliere will lie
numerous other attractions.
A very interesting evening was
s-sint on Tuesday utChcuin Church,
when thc young people held n
mock trial. It resulted in the fair
prisoner being found guilty, hut a
light sentence was pa.ssed on account
of her youth.
Hart and Co. Ltd., through their
local agents here, report tho sale of
the following: The Darts Home,
Sardis to James Magurof Vancouver,
10 acres South Sumas from Mrs.
Langloy,Vancouver, to Wm. Duster-
hoeft, o acres S. Sumas from Mrs.
Langley to David Wilson, ti]4 acres
from .Mrs. Langley lo John Ewen,
tl1/. acres from Mrs. Langley to J.
II. Claughton.
This Company report a great
many new arrivals every dny looking over the valley witli the prospect of becoming property owners
nnd residents of the vnlley. All
hnve lieen very favorably impressed
with the future of the city und district.      	
Rev. J. Knox Wright, M. A.,
secretary of the Provincial Branch
of the Bible Society will preach in
the Baptist Church next Sunday
morning, and in Carman Methodist
Church next Sunday evening.
By-Law No. 98.
A By-law io raise by way ot debentures
the sum u( |t)0,500.00 for tlio purpose of
iiiiii'iiiliiiniziiiu' street" in llie Ciiy oi
WHEREAS It is necessary and expedient lo provide for ilie grading and
iniiciidaiiiii-liig of streets iu tin* Ciiy of
AND WHEREAS ll is necessary (or
the piirposo aforesaid Ihnl tliuCltyalioiild
raise by way of debentures the sum ol
9!IO,600.00 liaynbl i the 2nd duy of
Ail-just, P'"1- "'ib Interest payable yearly
to on applied for the purpoao aforesaid.
AMi WHEREAS for the payment
nf ilie sui.l debentures when due and n.r
tin- interest during tlio currency ol the
snld debentures it will bo necessary to
rulfle and levy each yeur tho sum of
$18411.00 of which $821.00 is ior tlio prin-
olpal un.l $1625,00 fnr interest.
AMi WHEREAS the whole rateable
lund n( the City ni Chllllwaek according
tn the lust revised asscasnicut roll is
AMi WHEREAS tbc total amount ol
existing debentures debt ol the City of
Chilliwack is $219,500,00 of which none .si
the principal or interest is in arrears.
NOW THEREFORE thc Muni.ipul
Council nf tho Corporation of the City ol
Chilliwack hereby onact its follows:—
1. lt Hliull be lawful for the Mayor of ihe
said City of Chllllwaek and the Clerk oi the
Council for ihe purpose aforesaid to wise
by wny of loan irom any person, pagans
or corporation who muy I*. willing to
advance the same un the credit of the
debentures hereinbefore mentfoned—stun
not exceeding In the whole ram tlic of
$30,500.00 un.l cause the same to tto p__od
in the hands of tho Clerk ol the said City
of Chilliwuek lor tlie pnrpafle aforesaid
and with the object l_refabefora recited.
2. It shall Ise lawful for the Mayor anil
Clerk to cause any number ui detent—as
to lie made out each for a sum of money
not less ilmn *Ii"i.nn as may be n-.pur.-d
and ull debentures -'hull ba Baled with
tho seal of tbe City of ChD_wa_t ami
signed by the Mayor an.l eomltU—gnal
by the Clerk of the -ui.l City.
3. The sui.l desieiitiips shall be payable
within 10 yoara from the .lure licrinuiter
mentioned for the Bylaw to come into
effect ut the Hunk of Montreal in tans
City of Chllllwaek.
4. The sai.l .lelsssntuns shall have
capons attached for the payment ol the
interest ut five per cent per anuin on tins
amount Of lliu .Is-la-nlsip-s ,in.l si'.ail be
payable yearly on the 2nd day oi Aogtot
ui each and every year.
6, There shall in- raise.! ami Issvieil annually by rate diffident therefore in ast-
dition to all otber rates on all the rateable lund of lhe City of L'hiUiwasrk the
sum of $821.00 ior the purpsiseof iiiniiinsi
a sinking fund for tbe payment •«' —id
debentures when doe un.l riie mm >il
$1525.00 fsir payment of interest lunnn
the currency of the sai,t ,l..!>entun.s.
li. This Bylaw shall, before the dual
passing thereof, receive the anient »i the
Electors of the City of ('hiliiva.lt .is pns-
viilesl in the Mtmieipal Chums Act and
Aiut'iiiling Acts.
7. This Bylaw shall come into effort
nn the 2nd .lay of Amrist 1912.
5. This Bylaw may be .'insl for ail
purposes as thc City ol Chilliwack stres't.
Macadamizing Bylaw 1912.
Passed by iln- Gooncil the lith .lay of
July 1912.
Received thc assent oi the Ekctoes the
duy ol IIM2.
Reconsidered and finally passed l.y tiie
Council tbe        .lay ol 1912.
TAKE NOTICE that the above is i
true copy ol the proposed Bylaw upon
which tlio vote of the Muniripnliiy will
is- taken on the 2nd .luy of Angtm 191*2,
from ii o'clock iu ihe forenoon to 7
o'clock in ibe afternoon in th.- following
]Hilling place within the Municipality:—
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
a vote of the Electors of tne Ciiy oi
Cliilliwnck will bo taken nu ibe above*
named Bylaw ui iln- timeandplan-above
mentioned iiiui D. E. CaroUon has been
appointed Returning Officer, to lake the
Vole of  sueh   Eleelnrs,   wilh   tlie   usual
powers in ilmi behalf,
By oidcr of tlie Council.
li. l-\ WADDINGTON, Mayor,
li. I-:, carleton. ciiy Clerk.
Express, Truck
and Dray
Bom—to Mr. nnd Mrs. Arthur
Henderson on Monday July 22 a
Born—lo Mr. anil Mrs. James
Gardner mi July 211, n sou. CHILLIWACK   FREE   PRESS
Copyright 1010]
I By W. .1. Watt & Company
CHAPTER  XII.   Cmillnued
--I am willing lo admit anything, ii
l can goi to Puorto Frio and through
tho lines," responded Saxon, readily,
"if i take you back, yuu will gu unarmed, under constant supervision,"
stipulated Hodman, "Vmi will have to
obey my ordors, and devise somo pretext for enticing your friends away,
wiilitiiit lolling them ihe true reason,
l shall bo running my neck Into a
iiuu.se perhaps, I havu no right tu run
that of 'Vegas y Llbertad' Into a noose
as woll. Are those terms satisfactory?"
"Absolutely!" Saxon let mun' eagerness hursi from his lips than lie had
"Then- come with me io tlio captain."
Buddonly, Hodman wheeled, and looked
at the othor man with a strange ox-
presslon. "Do you knuw why I'm doing this': It's a foot reason, but i
want to prove to you that I'm not the
sort that would he apt to turn an nlly
over tu his executloneers. That's why."
Five minutes later, the two stood in
tho captain's cabin, and Saxon noted
that the oillcer treated Rodman with a
manner of marked deference,
"is Cartwrlght's steam yacht still at
Mollera?" demand* .1 the soldier of fortune, Incisively.
"It's held there for emergencies," replied the officer.
"It's our one Chance!    Mr. Saxon and
myself   must   get   to   Puerto   Frio   at
once.    When  do we strike Mollera?"
Rodman consulted his watch.
"In an hour."
"Have us put off there. Send a
wireless to the yacht to have steam
up, ami arrange fur clearance. Put
on all steam ahead for Mollera."
lt was something, reflected Saxon, to
have such toys to play with as this
thin ally of his could, for tho moment
at least, command.
"Now, I fully realize," said Hodman,
aa they left the captain's cabin together, "that I'm embarking on the
silliest enterprise of a singularly silly
career. But I'm no quitter. Cart-
wrlght," he explained, "is one of the
owners of the line. He's letting his
yacht he used for a few things where
it comes ln handy."
There was time to discuss details on
the way down the coast In tho Phyllis.
The yacht had outwardly all the Idle
easo of a craft designed merely for
luxurious loafing over smooth seas,
but Cartwrlght had built it with one or
two other requisite qualities in mind.
The Phyllis could show heels, if ever
matters came to a chase, tu anything
less swift than a torpedo-boat destroyer. Her mastheads were strung
with the parallel wires that gave her
voice in the Marconi tongue, and Saxon had'Tio sooner stepped over the side
than he realized that tho cruw recognized In Mr. Rodman a person to be
implicitly obeyed.
If Rodman had seemed to be won
over with remarkable suddenness to
Saxon's request thut he undertake a
dangerous rescue, it was now evident
to the painter that thc appearance had
been in part deceiving. Here, he was
more at Rodman's mercy than he had
been on the steamer. If Rodman's
word had indeed been as he boasted,
that of an admiral on the City or Rio.
it was, on tho Phyllis, that of an admiral on his own flagship. By a thousand little, artful snares thrown Into
their discussions of ways and means,
Rodman sought to betray the other
into any utterance or action that might
show underlying treachery, and, before
the yacht had eaten up the route back
to the strip of coast where the frontier stretched its Invisible line, he had
corroborated his belief that the artist
was telling the truth. Had ho not been
convinced, Rodman had only to speak,
and every man from the skipper to the
Japanese cabin boy would have been
obedient to his orders.
"We will not try to get to Puerto
Frio harbor," explained Rodman. "It
would hardly be safe. Wo shall steam
past the city, and anchor al Bella-
vista- Ave miles beyond. Bellavlsta Is
a seaside resort, and thero a boat like
this will attract less attention. Also,
the consulate is better suited to our
needs as to the formalities uf entering
and leaving port. There, wo will take
horses and ride lo town. I'll read the
signs, and. if things louk safe, we can
get In, collect your people, and get out
again at once. They can go with us to
tho yacht, and. if you like tin-works, we
can view them from a safe distance."
La Punta. as they passed, lay sleepy
by hor beach, her tattered palms
scarcely stirring their fronds in the
breathless air. Later, Puerto Frio
went alongside, as quiet and untouch"
ed with any sense of Impending disturbance ai the smaller town. Behind
the scattered outlying houses, the incline went Up to the base of San Fran*
clsco, basking In thc sun. The hill
was a hug**, inert barrier between the
green and drab of the earth and the
blue of the sky. Saxon drew a long
tireath as he watched It in tho early
morning when thoy passed, lt was
dlfllCUlt tu think of even an artificial
volcano awakening from such profound slumber and indolence.
"Vou'd better go below, and get
rendy for tin* ride. We go on horseback. Got any riding togs?" Rodman
spoko rapidly, in crisp brevities. "No?
Well, I guess we can rig you out.
Cartwrlghl has all sorts of things on
board. Change into them quick. You
won't need anything olse. This is to
bo a quick dash."
When the anchor dropped off Bellavlsta, Saxon stood in a fever of haste
on deck, garbed In rldlng-elothes that
almost fitted him, though they belonged to Cartwrlghl or some of tho guests
who had formerly been pleasuring on
the yacht.
As their motor-boat was making its
way shoreward over peacefully glinting
water, the painter ran his hand Into
his coat-pocket for a handkerchief. Ho
found that ho hnd failed to provide
himself. The other pockets were
equally empty, save for what monoy
had been loose in his trousers-pocket
wlu-n he changed, and the uld key he
always carried there. These things he
hml unconsciously transferred by mere
force uf habit. Everything else he had
lift behind. He felt a mild sense uf
annoyance, ilo had wanted, on meeting her, to hand Duska the letter ho
had written on the night that their
ships passed, but haste was tho watch-
Word, and one could not turn hack for
such trifles as pocket  furnishings.
Rodman proved the liest uf guides.
He knew a liveryman from whom
Argentine ponies could be obtained,
mid led the way at a brisk canter out
the smooth road toward the capital.
Kor a time, the men rode ln silence
between the haciendas, between Bcar-
let clustered vines, clinging with heavy
fragrance lo adobe walls, and thc
fringed spears of palms along the cactus-lined roadsides.
Hitherto, the man's painting sense
had -Jain dormant. Now, despite his
anxi-ty and tho nervous prodding of
his heels Intu the flanks of hla vicious
little mount, he felt that he was going
toward Duska, and wilh the realization
came satisfaction. For a time, his eyes
ceased to be those of tlie man hurled
Into new surroundings and circumstances, and became again tlioso of Frederick Marston's tlrst disciple.
They rode beforo long Into the country that borders the town. Hodman's
eyes were flxeil with a fascinated gaze
un tho quiet summit of San Francisco.
He had himself no definite knowledge
wben the craters might open, and as
yet lie had seen no sign of war, Tbe
initial note musl of course come drifting wtth tho flrsl wisp of smoke and
the flrst detonation from the mouths of
those guns.
At the outskirts of the lown, they
turned a sharp angle hidden behind
high monastery walls, and found them
selves confronted by a squad of native
soldiery  with  fixed bayonets.
With an exclamation of surprise,
Rodman drew his pony back on Its
flanks. For a moment, lie leaned tn
his saddle, scrutinizing the men who
had halted him. There was. of course,
no distinction of uniforms, but he reasoned that no government troops would
be guarding that road, because, as far
as the government knew, there was no
war. He leaned over and whispered:
"Vegas y Llbertad."
The sergeant in command saluted
wtth a grave smile, and drew his men
aside, as the two horsemen rode on.
"Looks like It's getting close," commented Rodman shortly. "We'd better
Whore the old market-place stands
al the junction of the Calle Bolivar
wllh a lesser street, Rodman again
drew down his pony, and his cheek3
paled to the temples. From the centre
of the city came the sudden staccato
rattle of musketry. Thc plotter threw
his eyes up to the lop of San Francisco,
visible above the roofs, but the summit
of San Francisco still slept the sleep
of quiet centuries. Then, again, came
the clatter from the centre of the town,
and again the sharp rattle of rifle fire
ripped tho air. There was heavy fighting somewhere on ahead.
"Good God!" breathed the thin man.
"What does It mean?"
The two ponies stood in the narrow
street, and tho air began to grow
heavier with the noise of volleys, yet
the hill was silent.
Rodman rattled his reins on the
pony's neck and rode apathetically forward. Something had gone amiss! His
dreams were crumbling. At tho next
currier, they drew to one side. A company of troops swept by on the double-
quick. They had been in action. Their
faces streamed with sweat, and many
were bleeding. A few wounded men
were being carried by their comrades,
Rodman recognized Captain Morino,
and shouted desperately; but the officer shook bis head wildly, and went on.
Then, Ihey saw a group of officers at
the door of a crude cafe. Among them,
Rodman recognized Colonel Martinez,
uf Vegas' staff, and Colonel Murphy of
tbe Foreign Legion, yet they stood here
Idle, and their faces told the story of
defeat. The filibuster hurled himself
from Hie saddle, and pushed Ids way
to the group, followed by Saxon.
"What does it mean, Murphy.'" he
demanded, breathlessly. "What In all
hell can It mean?"
Murphy looked up. He was wrapping his wrist with a handkerchief, one
end uf which he held between his teeth.
Red spots were slowly spreading on
the white of the bandage.
"Sure, It means hell's broke loose,"
replied the soldier uf fortune, with
promptness. Then, seeing Saxon, Iip
shot him a quick glance of recognition.
The eyes wore weary, and showed out
<if a face posted with sweat and dust.
"Hollo. Carter," hn found timo lo say.
"Glad you're with us—but It's all up
with our outfit"
This time, Saxon did nut deny the
"What happened?" urged Rodman, In
a frenzy of anxiety. The roaring of
rifles did not seem to come nearer, except for detached sounds of sporndic
skirmishing. The central plaza and its
environs were holding the Interest of
the combatants.
"Sure, It means there waa a leak.
When the boys marched up to San
Francisco, they were met with artillery
lire. It had been tipped off, and the
government had changed thc garrison,"
The Irish ndventurer, who had led men
under half a dozen tatterdemalion
(lags, smiled sarcastically. "Sure, it
waa quite simple!"
"And where is tho fighting?" shouted
Rodman, as though he would hold
these men responsible for his shattered
scheme of empire.
"Everywhere. Vegas was ln too deep
to pull out. Tho government couldn't
shell Its own capital, and so it's street
to street scrappln' now. But we're
licked unless—" He halted suddenly,
with the gleam of an Inspired Idea in
his eyes. The leader of tho Foroign
Legion was sitting on a table. Saxon
tinted for the flrst time that, besides
the punctured wrist, he was disabled
wilh a broken leg.
"Unless what?" questioned Colonel
Martinez. Thai officer was pallid under his dark skin from loss of blood,
one arm was bandaged tightly ugalnst
his side.
"Unless we can hold them for a time,
and get wurd to the diplomatic corps
to arbitrate. A delay would give us
a bit of tlmo to pull ourselves together."
Martinez shrugged his shoulders.
"Impossible," ho said, drearily.
"Wall. Pendleton, the American
minister Is dean of the corps. Carter
here is practically a stranger in town
these days, and he's got nerve.
know him. As an American, he might
possibly make lt lo the legation. Car
Ier, will you try to get through tin
streets to the American Legation? Will
Saxon had leaped forward. Ho liked
the direct manner of this man, and the
legation was his destination,
"It's a hundred tu one shot, Carter,
lhat yo can't du It." Murphy's voice,
in its excitement, dropped Into brogue.
"Will ye try? Will ye tell him to git
lh' diplomats loglther, and ask an
armistice? Ve know our countersign,
'Vegas   y   Llbertad.'"
Itut Saxon had already started off lu
the general direction of the main plaza.
For two squares, ho met nu interference. Fur two more, he needed no
olher passport than the countersign,
then, as he turned a corner, It seemed
to him tliat he plunged al n step Into
a reek uf burnt powder and burning
houses. There was a confused vista of
men in retreat, a roar that deafened
him, and a sudden numbness. He
dropped tu his knees, attempted to rise
to his feet, then seemed to sink into
a welcome sleep, as he stretched com-
furlably at length un the pavement
close to a wall, a detachment uf routed
Insurrectos sweeping by him in full
Tho passing of the fugitive iusur-
rectus; their mad turning at bay for
one savage rally; their wavering und
breaking; their disorganized stampede
spurred on by a decimating fire and tho
bayonet's point; these were all incidents of a sudden squall that swept
violently through the narrow street, to
leave it again empty and quiet, lt was
empty except for the grotesque shapes
that stretched in all the undignified
awkwardness of violent death and
helplessness, feeding thin lines of red
that trickled between the cobblestones,
It waa silent except for echoes of the
stubborn fighting coming from the
freer spaces of the plazas and ala*
modus, where the remnants of the invading force clung to their positions
,***hind improvised barricade" with the
doggedness of men for whom surrender
hulds no element of hope or mercy.
Into the canyon-like street where the
frenzy of combat had blazed up with
such a sudden spurt and burned itself
out so quickly, Saxon had walked
around the angle of a wall, just in
time to find himself precipitated into
one of the fiercest incidents of the
bloody forenoon.
Vegas and Miraflores had not sur
rendered. Everywhere, the insistent
noise told that the opposing forces
were still debating every block of the
street, but in many outlying places, as
in this calle, the revolutionists were
already giving back. The attacking
army had counted on launching a blow,
paralyzing tn its surprise, and had itself encountered surprise nnd partial
preparedness, lt had set its hope upon
a hill, and the hill had fulled. A prophet might already read lhat Vegas y
Llbertad was the watchword of a lost
cause, and thai its place in history
belonged on a page to be turned down.
But the narrow street in which Saxon lay remained quiet. An occasional
balcony window would open cautiously,
and an occasional head would be thrust
out to look up and down its length.
•\n occasional shape on the cobbles
would moan painfully, and shift its
position with the return of consciousness, or grow more grotesque In the
stiffness uf death ns the hours wore
into late afternoon, but the great Iron-
studded street-doors of the huuses remained barred, and no one ventured
llong thc sidewalks.
Late in the day, when the city still
echoed to the snapping of musketry,
and deeper notes rumbled through tho
;lln, as small field-pieces wero brought
tu bear upon opposing barricades, the
thing that Saxon had undertaken to
bring about occurred of Its own initiative. Word reached the two leaders
that tho representatives of the foreign
powers requested an armistice for the
removal of the wounded ami a cunfer-
:it tbe American Legation, looking toward pussible adjustment. Both
the government and thc Insurreelo
lommanders grasped at the opportunity
o let their men, exhausted with close
fighting, catch a breathing space, and
remove from the zone of firo those
who lay disabled In tho streets.
Then, as tho firing subsided, some of
the bolder civilians ventured forth In
search fur such acquaintances as hnd
been caught In tbe streets between the
Impact of forces in thc unwarned
battle, For this hour, at least, all men
were safe, and there were some with
matters to arrange, who might not long
enjoy Immunity,
Among them was Howard Rodman,
who followed up the path he fancied
Boxon must have taken. Rodman was
haggard and distrait. His plans wero
ill in ruins, und, unless an amnesty
were declared, he must be once more
the refugee. His belief that Saxon
was really Carter led him into two
false conclusions. First, ho Inferred
from this premise that Snxon's lifo
would bo as greatly imperiled as his
own, and ll followed that he, being In
his own words "no quitter," must see
xon out of the city, If the man wero
alive.   He presumed that In the effort
reach tho legation Saxon hnd taken,
Would  nnyone  familiar  with  the
streets,    a    circuitous    course   which
would bring him to the "Club Naclon-
al," from which point ho could reach
tin* house ho sought over lho roufs,
lie hail no doubt lhat the American
hail failed ln his mission, beeauso, by
any route, ho must mako hts way
through the streets whoro he wuuld
encounter lighting.
Rodman's search became feverish.
There was little lime to lose. Tho conference might bo brief—and, after that,
chaos! But fortune favored him.
Chance led him into tho right street,
and ho found tho body. Being alone,
he slood for a moment indecisive. He
was too light a man to carry bodily
Uie wuunded friend who lay at his feet.
He could certainly nol leave the man,
for his ear at tho chest, his finger on
the pulse, assured him that Saxon was
alive. He had been struck by a falling
timber from a balcony above, and thc
skull seemed badly hurt, probably
As Rodman stood debating tho
dilemma, a shadow fell across thc
pavement. He turned wilh a nervous
start tu recognize at his back a newcomer, palpably a foreigner and presumably a Frenchman, though his excellent English, when ho spoke, wan
nnly slightly touched with accent. Tho
stranger dropper tn his knee, and made
a rapid examination, as Rodman hail
done. It did not occur tu him al the
moment that tho man standing near
him was an acquaintance uf the other
who lay unconscious at their feet.
"The gentleman Is evidently a non-
combatant—and he Is badly hurt, monsieur," he volunteered. "We most assuredly cannot leave him here to die."
Rodman answered with some eagerness;
"Will you help me to curry him tu
a place where he'll be safe?"
"Gladly." The Frenchman looked
about, "Surely, he can be cared for
near bere."
Mul Rodman laid a persuasive hum!
un (he other's arm.
"Ho must bo takon to the water
front," he declared, earnestly. "After
lhe conference, he would nut be safe
The stranger drew back, and stood
for a moment twisting his dark mustache, while his eyes frowned Inquiringly. He was disinclined to take part
in proceedings tlmt might have political after-effects, lie had volunteered
lu assist an Injured civilian, not a participant or refugee. There were many
such in the streets.
"This Is a mailer of life and death,"
urged Rodman, rapidly. "This man is
Mr. Robert Saxon. Ho had left this
coast with a clean bill of health. I ex-
plaln all this because I need your help.
Whon he had made a part of his return journey, he learned by chance that
the city was threatened, and that a
lady who was very important to him
was in danger. He hastened back, ln
order to reach her, he became involved,
and used the insurrecto countersign.
Mr. Saxon is a famous artist." Rodman was giving the version of the
story he knew the wounded man would
wish to have told. He said nothing of
At the Inst words, the stranger start
ed rorwnrti
"A famous painter!" His voice waa
full of Incredulous interest. "Monsieur,
you can not by any possibility mean
that this Is Robert A. Saxon, the flrst
disciple of Frederick Marston!" The
man's manner became enthused and
eager. "Vou must know, monsieur,"
he went on, "that I nm Louis Herve,
myself a poor copyist of the great
Marston. At one time, I had the honor
to be his pupil. To me, it Is a pleasure
to be of any service to Mr. Saxon.
What are we to do?"
"There is a small sailors' tavern near
the mole," directed Rodman; "we must
tuke him there. I shall find a way to
have him cared for on a vessel going
seaward. I have a yacht Ave miles
away, but we can hardly reach It In
"But  medical attention!"   demurred
Monsieur Herve.   "He must have that."
Rodman was goaded into impatience
by the necessity for haste.   He was in
no mood for debate.
"Ves, and n trained nurse!" he retorted, hotly. "We must do the best
we can. If we don't hurry, he will
need an undertaker and a coroner.
Medical attention Isn't very good in
Puerto Frio prisons!"
The two men lifted Saxon between
them, nnd carried thc unconscious man
toward the mole.
Their task was like that of many
others. They passed a sorry procession of litters, stretchers, and bodies
hanging limply in tho arms of bearers.
No one paid tho slightest attention to
them, except nn occasional sentry who
gazed on ln stolid Indifference.
At the tavern kept by the Chinaman,
Juan, and frequented by the roughest
elements that drift against such a
coast as this, Rodman exchanged
greetings with many acquaintances.
There wero several wounded officers
or the Vegns contingent, taking advantage of the armistice to havo their
wounds dressed and discuss affairs
over a bottle of wine. Evidently, they
hnd come hero instead of to moro central and less squalid places, wllh thc
same Idea thnt had driven Rodman.
They were the rats about to leave the
sinking ship—if they could And a way
to leave.
Thc tavern was an adobe building
with a corrugated-Iron roof and a
large open patio, where a dismal fountain tinkled feebly, nnd one or two
frayed palms stood dusty and disconsolate In thc tightly trodden earth.
About the walls were flamboyant portraits of saints. From a small perch
In one corner, a yellow and green parrot squawked incessantly.
But It was tho life about thc rough
tables of tho area that gave the picture Its color and variety. Some had
been pressed Into service to support
the wounded. About others gathered
men In tattered uniforms; men with
bandaged heads and arms tn slings.
Occasionally, one saw an alien, a sailor
whose clothes declared him to have no
place In tho drama of thc scene. These
latter were usually bolstering up their
bravado with aguardiente against tho
sonse of impending uncertainty that
freighted the atmosphere.
The Frenchman, sharing with Rodman tho burden of the unconscious
painter, Instinctively halted as the
placo with Its wavering shadows and
flickering lights met his gaze at the
door, it was a plcturo of color and
dramatic intensity. Ho seemed to see
lliuse varied faces, upon which sat
defeat antl suffering, sketched on a
broad canvas, as Marston or Saxon
might have sketched them.
Then, he laid Saxon duwn on a corner table, and stood watching his
chance companion who recognized brother intriguers. Suddenly, Rodman's
eyes brightened, and he beckoned his
lean hand toward two men who stood
apart. Both of thom hud faces that
were in strong contrast to the swarthy
Latin-American countenances about
them. Ono was thin and blond, the
other dark and heavy. The two came
across the patio together, and after a
hasty glance tho slender man bent at
once over the prostrate figure on the
table. His deft fingers and manner
proclaimed him the surgeon. His uniform was nondescript; hardly more a
uniform than lho riding clothes worn
by Saxun himself, but un his shoulders
he had pinned a major's straps. This
was Dr. Cornish, of the Foreign Legion,
but for the moment he was absorbed
in his work and forgetful of his disastrously adopted profession at arms.
He called fur water and bandages,
and, while ho worked, Rodman was
talking with the other man. Herve
slood silently looking un, He recognized that the dark man was a ship-
captaln ■ - probably commanding a
tramp freighter.
"When did you come?" inquired
"Called at this port fm* coal," roBponded the nl her. "I've lieen duwn
to Kill with flour, and 1 have tu call at
La Guayra. 1 sail ln twu huiirs."
"Where du you gu frum Venezuela?"
"I sailed nut uf Havre, and I'm going
back with fruit. The Doc's had about
enough, I'm goln' tu take him wllh
Km* a moment, Rodman stood speculating, (lien be belli  eagerly  furward.
"Paul," he whispered, "ymi know me.
I've dune yuu  a  I urn   or  twu  In  the
The Bailor nodded,
"Now, I want yuu to do me a turn.
1 want ynu lu la lie this man with you.
lh- must gel out nf here, and he can't
care fur himself. He'll be all right--
either all right nr dead- beforo you
land on the uther side. The Doc here
will louk afler blm. He's gut money.
Whatever yuu ilu fnr him. he'll pay
handsomely. He's a rich man." Tho
filibuster was talking rapidly und
"Where do  I  take  him?"  asked  the
ptain, with evident reluctance.
"Wherever  you're  going;   anywhere
vay  from   here.    He'll   make  lt  all
right with you."
The captain caught the surgeon's
eyes, and the surgeon nodded.
Rodman suddenly remembered Sax
on's story, the story of the old past
that was nothing more to him than
another life, and the other man upon
whom he had turned his back. Pos
slbly, there might even be efforts at
locating the conspirators. He leaned
over, and, though he sunk his voice
low, Herve heard him suy:
"This gentleman doesn't want to be
found Just now. If people ask about
him, you don't know Who lie Is, com-
"That's no lie, either," growled the
shipmaster. "I ain't got an idea who
be is. I ain't sure I want him on my
A sudden quiet came on tho place.
An officer had entered the door, his
face pale, and, as though with an Instantaneous prescience that he bore
bad tidings, the noises dropped away.
The officer raised his hand, and his
words fell on absolute silence as he
said In Spanish:
"The conference is ended. Vegas
surrenders—without terms."
"You see!" exclaimed Rodman, excitedly. "Vou see, it's the last chance!
Paul, you've got to take him! In a
half-huur, the armistice will be over.
For Gud's sake, man!" He ended with
a gesture uf appeal.
The place began tu empty.
"Get him to my boat, then," acceded
the captain, "Here, you fellows, lend
a hand. Come on, Doc." The man
who had a ship at anchor was In a
hurry. "Dun't whisper that I'm sailing; 1 can't curry all tho people that
want tn leave this tuwn tonight. I've
got to slip away.   Hurry up."
A quarter of an hour later, Herve
stood at the mule with Rodman, watching the row-boat tliat took the olher
triii out to the tramp steamer, bound
ultimately for France. Rodman seized
his watch, and studied lis face under
a street-lamp wilh something akin to
frantic anxiety.
"Where do you go, monsieur?" Inquired the Frenchman.
"Go?   God knows!" replied Rodman,
ns ho gazed about in perplexity.   "But
I've got lo beat It, and beat It quick."
A moment later, he was lost In the
When Duska Fllson had gone out Into the woods that day tu read Saxon's
runaway letter, she had at once decided tn follow, with regal disdain of
half-way methods, To her own
straight-thinking mind, unhampered
with petty conventional Intricacies, il
was all perfectly clear. The ordinary
woman would have* waited, perhaps In
deep distress and tearful anxiety, for
sonic news of the man she loved, because be had gone away, and It is not
customary for a woman to follow her
wandering lover over quandrant of the
earth's circumference. Duska Fllson
was not of thc type that sheds tears
or remains inactive. Tu ono man in
tho world, she had said, "I love you,"
and to her that settled everything. He
had gone lo the place where his life
was imperiled In the effort to bring
back to her a clear record. If ho were
fortunate, her congratulation, direct
from her own heart and lips, should
be tho first ho heard. If ho wero to
bo plunged Into misery, then above
all other times she should bo there.
Otherwise, what was the use of loving
But, when the steamer was under
way, crawling slowly down tho world
by tho same route he had taken, tho
days bctwoon quick sunrise and sudden sunset seemed Interminable.
Outwardly, sho wae tho blithest passenger on thc steamer, and dally she
held a sort of salon for the few other
passengers who were  doomed to the
heat and the weariness of such a voyage.
But, when she was alone with Steele
ln the evening, looking off at tho moonlit sou, or In her own cabin, her brow
would furrow, and hor hands would
clench with the tensity of her anxiety.
And, when at last Puerto Frio showed
across the purple water with a glow
of brief sunset behind the brown
shoulder of San Francisco, she slood
by the rail, almost holding her breath
ln suspense, while the anchor chains
rnn out. As soon as Steele hud ensconced Mrs. Horton and Duska at
the Frances y Ingles, he hurried to the
American Legation for news of Saxon.
When ho left Duska ln the hotel patio,
he knew, from lhe anxious little smile
sbe threw after him, that for her the
jury deciding the supreme question
waa going out, leaving her ns a defendant Is left when the panel files
into the room where they ballot un hts
fate. Ho rushed over to lhe legation
with sickening fear that, when he came
back, It might have to be like the Juryman whose verdict is adverse.
As It happened, he caught Mr. Pendleton without delay, and beforo he
had finished his question the envoy
was looking about for liis Panama hat.
Mr, Pendleton wanted to ilo several
Iliings at onco. He wanted to loll thc
stury nf Saxon's coming and going,
and he wanted to gu In person, and
havo   tho   party   moved   over   to   tlie
legal lull. where they mUSt bo Ills
guests while (hey remained In Puerto
Frio, 11 wuuld be several days before
a nut her steamer sailed north. They
had missed tiy a day the vessel on
whicli Saxon had gone, Meanwhile,
there were sights In lhe tuwn thai
might beguile Ihe intervening time.
Saxon hud Interested tho onvoy, and
Saxon's friends were wolcome. lins-
pliallty Is simplified lu places whore
faces from Qofl'S country are things to
grool with the fervur uf delight.
Al dinner that evening, sitting nt the
right nf tlm ml nis tor, Duska heard the
full narrntlvo uf Saxon's brief stay
and return Inane. Mr. Pendleton- was
at his best. There wus nu diplomatic
formality, am) the girl, under the reaction and relief of her dispelled anxiety, though still disappointed at the
hapless coincidence of missing Saxon,
was as gay and childlike as though
she had nut Just emerged from an
overshadowing uncertainty,
I'm sorry that he couldn't accept
my hospitality here at the legation,"
said t he minister at the end of his
story, wtth much mock solemnity,
"but etiquette in diplomatic circles is
quite rigid, and he had an appointment to sleep nt the palace."
"So, they jugged him!" chuckled
Steele, with a grin that threatened his
ears, "I always suspected he'd wind
up In the BastUe."
"He was," corrected the girl, her
chin high, though her eyes sparkled,
"a guest of the President, and, as became his dignity, was supplied with a
military escort."
"He needn't permit himself any
vaunting pride about that," Steele assured ber. "It's Just difference of
method. In our country, a similar
honor would have been accorded with
n pnirui wagon und n couple uf policemen."
After dinner, Duska insisted on dispatching a cablegram which should intercept the City of Rio at some point
below the Isthmus. It was not an original telegram, but, had Saxon received
it, It would have delighted him immoderately.    She said:
"I told you so.   Sail by Orinoco."
Tho following morning, there'' were
tours of discovery, personally conducted by the young Mr. Partridge. Duska
had wanted to leave the carriage at
the old cathedral, and stand flat
ngalnst the blank wall, but she refrained, and satisfied herself with
marching up very close and regarding
it with hostility. As the carriage
turned Into the main plaza, a regiment
Of infantry went by, the band marching ahead playing, with tho usual
blare, the national anthem. Then, n*
the coachman drew up his horses at
the legation door, there was a sudden
confusion, followed by the noise of
popping guns. It was thc hour Just
preceding the noon siesta. Tbe plaza
was Indolent with lounging figures,
and droning in the sleeping sing-song
chorus of lazy voices. At the sound,
which for the moment Impressed the
girl like the exploding of a pack of
glnnt crackers, a sudden stillness fell
nn the place, closely followed by a
startled outcry uf voices as the figures
In the plaza broke wildly fur cover,
fulilely attempting tu shield their
faces with their arms against possible
bullets. Then, there came a deeper
detonation, and somewhere tlie crumbling of an adobe wall. The flrst sound
came just as Mrs. Hortnn was stepping tu thc sidewalk. Duska had already leaped lightly out, and stood
looking on In surprise. But Mr. Partridge knew his Puerto Frio. He led
them hastily through thc huge street
doors, and they had no sooner passed
than the porter, with many mumbled
prayers to the Holy Mother, slammed
the great barriers against the outside
world. The final assault for Vegas y
Lihortad bad at last begun.
Mr. Pendleton hnd insisted that the
ladies remain at the rear of the house,
hut Duska, with her adventurous passion for seeing all there wns to see,
threatened insubordination. To her,
tho idea of leaving several perfectly
good balconies vacant, and Staying at
tho back of a house, when the only
battle one would probably ever see
was occurring in the street just outside, seemed far from sensible. But,
after she had looked out for a fow moments, had seen a belated frult-vepder
crumple to tho street, and had smelled
tho acrid stench of the burnt powder,
sho was willing to turn away.
Inasmuch as the stay of Duska nnd
her aunt involved several days of waiting for the sailing of the next ship,
Duska was somewhat surprised at
hearing nothing from Saxon In the
meanwhile. Ho had had time to reach
tho point to which tho cablegram was
addressed. She had told him Bha would
sail hy the Orinoco, since that was the
flrst available steamer. At such a
time, Saxon would certainly answer
that message. Sho fancied he would
even manage to join her steamer, either
by coming down to meet It, or waiting
to Intercept It at the place where hs
hnd received her message. Consequent-
(Contlnued on another page) OiriLUWACK  FREE   PRESS
Chronic Throat Trouble
Permanently Cared
Miss Counter's Case Proves the Wonderful Efficiency of Catarrhozone
in All Throat and Nose
Windsor, Ont., Juno 12.—MisB Counter's case will provo of great iutsrest
to every ono troubled with sore throat,
bronchitis or weak lungs.
When asked for a statement, Miss
Counter said: "About seven years ago
I contracted a heavy cold that settled
on my lungs and resisted ail treatment.
After 1 hud tried several doctors haro
and specialists in Detroit without bone-
fit, 1 went to my druggist and asked
him for the bust remedy he had for cold
on thu lungs. He recommended Catarrhozone, whieh cured my cold in ono week.
It brought back my voice, and 1 have
been ever bIuoo free irom my old
trouble. Kor coughs, colds and lung
trouble I am sure that Currhutozono is
the best remedy, It goes right to the
sore spot, gives quick relief, and makes
a lasting cure."
Catarrhozono cures booauso its healing vapor is Inhaled to tho very places
that are sure and i darned.
To pciinaiieiitlv euro ynur winter ills,
your COUgbs, sneezing and Catarrh, by
all means used a tried and provoil rem
edy like Catilrrhozotio. hut bowftfo uf
the substitutor mul Imitator. Look fur
Caturrhn/.mie nnly. ,'iDc. anl $1,00, at
nil dealers, ur by mail from the Ca-
larriiu/niie Company, Buffalo, N.Y., mil
Kingston, Canada,
one uf the must potent argumonts
ugalnst llie construction Of the canal at
Panama, in the days when ihe building
Of this wurk by (he Hulled Stales was
under discussion, was tho frightful
numbor uf fatalities which were sup
posed to have attended (be construction uf thu Panama railroad in tin
middle of the nlnoteonth century. "A
dead man fur each cross tlo" was a favorite (heme with tho magazine writer
and the politician. General George W.
Davis, U.S.A., firs( governor of the
Canal /.one, has exploded this time-
honored stury by showing lhat whereas the numlier uf lies amounted tu
140.00U. the ruad never employed, during its five years nf construction, mure
than 7,000 laborers. In its first four
years uf operation the railruad carried
.lliy.OOO passengers, nut nne of whom
contracted Illness as the result of
crossing the isthmus.
Russia is to adopt electric traction
on a number of sections of railroad,
especially In the district around St
Petersburg. Tho conditions are favorable for carrying this out, for a good
supply of water power fur operating
electric stations can be secured from
the fnlts of the Volkoff river. In the
Novgorod region.
Navies of the South American republics are not large, but the individual
units, at least of the newer ships, are
very powerful. Two battleships now
being built in England for Chile will
be 1!S.000 tons displacement and uf
twenty-three knuts speed. They will
carry ten 14-Inch guns tn turrets and
four 21-Inch torpedo tubes, and they
will have a normal coal supply of 3,600
tons, with 4T.0 tons of oil fuel. Their
length of k)'2'» feet will render them th
longest battleships in existence.
Although the early expectations of
the wholesale substitution of aluminum
for steel and Iron have nut materialized, the demand /or the new alloy has
-grown enormously, Fmm a production
In the I'nlled States of less than 100,
000 pounds in.lSS:*, in lSfl.l the output
bad grown lo 350.000 pounds, in lt'OS d
7.r>oo,ooo pounds and today it is in ex
cess  of liO.000.000   pounds.
Early Exploration of the
Pacific Coast
Griggs—"What ndd expressions thOSI
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book ynu loaned me the author tells of
the heroine speaking 'In a hollow
Rriggs—"Well. that's all right In her
case. Vuu see, she had tried her vole.
on the stage, and there was nothing tn
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An Interesting article on "Early Explorations ul' the Pacific Const—Captain Cook," hy Miss Vera Adams, appeared recently In tlio Victoria Colonist.
"Captain Cook," says tho writer,
was the first British subject to set
foot on the shores of British Columbia. He was tho first to explore the
coast from 40 deg. north latitude as
far aa tho region of Prince William
Sound, Under his expedition, and for
lhe first time, tho main outlines of the
northwest coast of America were correctly traced. He was the first to take
possession of our great British Columbia In the name of England, and, as
has already been pointed out, ho was
the first to observe the country and ita
Inhabitants, and was uur original' geographer and historian.
"Bofore studying this wonderful voyage of Captain Cook we must go hack
to earlier expedltlutis of the Spaniards
and Russians to tho western coast of
North America. The portion of the
New World bordering on tho North
I'aclllc ocean was discovered much
Inter than the eastern ur Bouthorn parts
of America.    Boh ring hml  ■ u sent
uut Ity EitipresH Anno ul' [.UBSla, ami
he had discovered the strait which
boars his name as woll as numerous
Islands, and had flighted Mount Ht.
Ktias. it is nut oloar thai Bohrlng
ever reached the mainland ul' North
America. Prom 17I1-I7-IK many Russian voyages were mado to the Aleutian and Pox Islands and tu the Alaskan Peninsula, thus giving Kiissla :i
firm foothold tu that part uf uur continent.
"The victories of Cortoz In Mexico
In Hi-ii and Pl/.ano's conquest uf Peru
In 1;>:!'. firmly established Spain un the
shores of the I'ncllle and It wuuld have
heen Btrango if Spain had passed unnoticed the extension of itusslan Influences along the northwest coast, In
177*1 Perez was despatched frum Mexico on a voyage of exploration and
reached tho southern coast of Alaska.
It was the contention uf tiie Spaniards
that Peres lung before Cook was the
first to anchor In Nootka Sound that
afterwards caused the dispute that led
to the Nootka affair. In 1776 another
Spaniard, instructed by the Viceroy of
Mexico, explored the coast as far as
SS deg., taking possession of that part
of the continent ln the name of Spain.
"It is at this stage, in 1778, when
there were so many rival claims to
tho northwest coast, that we flrst encounter the name of Cook in the Pacific const history. He was Invested
with the command by the Board of
Admiralty, to piuceed to the Pacific
coast, and thence make his way into
the Atlantic along the northern coast
of America in whatever latitude that
passage might be found to He. People
uf Europe and the settled parts of
America had long believed that the
famous northeast passage existed, and
a reward of £20,000 was offered for
ita discovery.
"The ships Resolution and Discovery
were at once equipped and placed nt
Captain Cook's disposal. Setting sail
on June 26, 1776, nnd after some time
spent in the South Pacific, he commenced his northern expedition In January, 1778, and sighted the coast of
America In March of that year.
"On March "_ he reached and named
Cape Flattery, but owing tu *a gale lie
did not catch sight uf the narrow opening to the Straits of Juan de Puca.
We have this account In his journal:
it Is In this latitude <48 deg. 16 min.)
that geographers have placed the protended Strait of Juan de Puca: hut we
saw nothing of it, nur is there the
least possibility that any sueh thing
ever existed.' Cook was too far out
to descry the narrow opening of Juan
de l'ucn where the steamers of three
continents ply today; though the
straits by no means lead to Europe, as
geographers thought.
"On March 89 he reached nut the
mainland, as he thought, but an island
and the harbor destined to become
famous as the rendezvous of Pacific
traders—Nootka. Here Is Captain
Cook's account of reaching Nootka
"'We nu sooner drew near the Inlet
than we found the coast to be Inhabited, nnd three canoes came off to the
ship. In one of these were two men.
ln another six, and In a third ten.
Having como pretty near us, a person
in one of the Inst stood up and mnde
it long harangue. Inviting us to land,
as we guessed by his gestures. At
the same timo he kept strewing hand
full of feathers towards us, and some
of his companions threw hnndfuls of
red dust or powder In the same manner. The person who performed the
offlce of orator woro the skin of some
animal and held In each hand something which rattled ob he kept shaking It. After this tumultuous oration
had ceased, one of them sang a very
agreeable air with O degree of softness and melody which wo could not
have expected. In a short time tht
canoes began to cume off tn great numbers, and we at one time had 31! of
them near uur ship carrying seven to
eight persons each, both mon and women, Ono ennoe was remorkablo for
a singular head which had a bird's
eyo and bill of an enormous size paint
ed on lt. \ person who seemed to hi
a chief was no less remarkable for his
uncommon appearance, having many
feathers hanging from his head, and
being painted in nn extraordinary
manner. He held In his hand a carved
bird of wood as largo ns a pigeon,
which ho rattled, as tho person flrst
mentioned had done, nnd wns no losa
vociferous In his harangue, which was
attended with somo oxpresslvo ges
turcfl.' Cook know tho people were
cannibals, for somo even offered the
white men skuliM from which the flesh
had not yet been taken. In n fow
dayB fifteen hundred and Alxty-nlno
beaver and other skins had been obtained in trade. Also 6!> sea otter
skins, each of which was worth at that
time $100 of our modern money,
bought for a hnndful of old nails.
"By the end of April the ships had
been overhauled and Cook was ready
to sail, and by May 1 the ships were
abreast that cluster of Islands below
the snowy cone of Mt. Edgecombe, on
Sitka Island. Cook was now at the
northermost limit of Spanish voyaging. After exploring tho coast thoroughly at Prince William Sound, they
kept on In hopes of finding the northeast passage, Always were thoy ul_-
apiMiinied, hut still on they kept past
Ounalaska, Twice natives brought
word to Cook by letter and sign that
the Russians of Ounalaska wished to
see him. But Cook was not anxious
to seo tho Russians Just then. Ho
wantod'' to forestall their explorations
northward and lake possesion uf the
polar realm for England, in August
they arrived at Bristol Bay, north of
the Aleutians, directly opposite Asia.
They then followed the mainland. Far
ahead there prujeeted straight OUt Into
the sea a long spit uf land, hacked by
high hills, the westernmost point of
North America, Cape Prince of Wales.
".lust fifty years from 13 oh ring's exploration of 1728 the English navigators found what Bohrlng has found.
that   America and Asia are mil. united
ilmi im northwest passage existed—
Uinl Alaska was nut an island. With
ami ISngtlBhman's thoroughness fordoing thiiiitM and iu mako deadly sure
just how the iwo cotttlnontB lay to
each olher, Cook now scudded across
Behrlng Blrall to Slborlan Asia, then
back lo (he American const. Tack
hack and forward as ihey might, no
pnssago opened  thruugh  the  Ico.    At
length they reached ley Cape. It. was
Ihelr farlhesi p.ilnl north. They were
(lieu compelled Lo turn to escape the
Ice, Backing away tuward Asia, Cuuk
roach-oil tho Northeast, Capo there, lt
was almost September and, Iu nccordnnce with his Instructions, Cuuk turned south to winter In the Sandwich
Islands, There this brave explorer was
murdered by the savages. Cook failed
in his attempt tu find this fabled north-
ast passage, but he did a wonderful
work In tracing clearly the northwest-
i coast uf America, drawing charts
and leaving accurate descriptions.
"Between 177!», when Cuuk left forever the shores of North America, and
1701, when Captain Vancouver began
his explorations, trnde was steadily Increasing nlong the northwest coast.
All were lu search of furs and skins,
English, Spanish, Portuguese and
American vessels lined the coast. Spain
claimed all north to the Straits of Juan
de Puca, while Russia claimed all south
to the straits.
"In 1791 Captain George Vancouver,
formerly midshipman to Captain Cook,
was charged by the British Admiralty
to receive back at Nootka all the lands
the Spaniards had taken from Meares
the trader. Really, he was to explore
from. Spanish America on the south
to Russian America on the north, and
to hold the coast for England. By
some mischance, Vancouver missed the
mouth of tho Columbia. Within two
weeks   after   Vancouver   had   passed,
tho    Amerloun,   Gray,   waa   to   succeed
In passing these breakers and win tne
glory of discovering the Columbia.
"Vancouver, meanwhile, glided Into
the Strait of Juan de Puca. Keen to
prove that no northeast passage existed by way of the strait, he headed
Inland close to the south shore, Where
craggy heights offered some guidance
thruugh the labyrinth of islands and
fog. Eight miles Inside the straits he
anchored fur the night. The next
morning the sun ruse over one of the
fairest scenes uf the Pacific coast—an
arm of tlie sea, placid as a lake, gemmed by countless craggy islands, on
the land side were the forested valleys,
rolling Into the purple folds of the
mountains, and beyond, eastward, dazzling as a huge shield of firo In the sunrise, a white mass rose into mid-heaven. Lieutenant [taker was the first
to catch a glimpse of the vision which
every western traveller now watches.
the famous peak seen by land or sea
for hundreds of miles, and the peak
was named after him. Mount Baker.
"On Monday, June 4, Vancouver
landed at Point Possession. Officers
drew up in line. The English flag was
unfurled, a royal salute fired and possession taken of all the coast from latitude 39 deg. lo the Straits of Juan de
"Though Vancouver explored the Pacific coast mco thoroughly than all
other navlgaturs who had preceded hhn
It seemed his ill-luck to miss by just
a hair's breadth the prizes he coveted.
He hud missed the discovery of the
Columbia. Ho was now to miss the
second largest river uf the Northwest,
the Eraser. On June 13, he reached a
point which, out of compliment to his
friend Captain Grey," of the Navy, he
called Point Grey.
"Fifty Indians, ln long dugouts of
grotesquely  carved   prows  and   gaudy
paint common among Pacific tribes, escorted Vancouver's boats through Hurra rd Inlet. A fug hung thick as a
blanket, and Vancouver passed on
north withoui seeing the Eraser.
"lh* ciiiiii' to Nootka late In August.
Nootka was the grand rallying place
of fur traders on the Pacific. Here
there was an International agreement
between England nnd Spain, but there
proved to he a wide difference of opinion as to what the agreement was.
Accordingly letters were sent lo Spain
and England fur moro specific Instructions. Vancouver then went to winter
In the Sandwich Islands.
on the Pacific coastt. Vancouver had
accomplished his life-work—there was
no norlheasl pnssago through Lhe wost
coast ut America. He took possession
of the coasl southward from latitude
58 dog, In ihe naiii.* of Great Britain.
"Il Is unnecessary lo carry tho narrative further, ny Vancouver's time
the Pacific const had already become
a more or less frequented highway.
Those whu came after him can scarcely
be Included In a list of early navigators."
Whether fish are capable of reasoning or of associating Ideas In tho way
which is often so remarkable among
lho higher animals Is still an unsettled
point. Sume recent experiments mnde
by M. Oxner und presented to the
Academic des Sciences throw some
light on the matter. Edlnger denied
that fish can associate Ideas, nnd exact researches on this point havo heen
lacking. It Is claimed Hint a fish has
no memory, since after he is hooked for
the first time he does not profit by ex-
perlonco, but enn be caught again when
the hook is well concealed. The
author's work in tho laboratory of the
Monaco ocoanographlo establishment
led him lo another conclusion. Flrsl
he used u well-concealed hook, and
could then catch the sume fish day
after day; bul this proves nothing moro
lhal lhe hook was su well euucealed
lhat the lish was nut aware uf its presence, and since he ihus found no difference between ihe ball and ordinary
fund, there was nothing to prevent him
frum diking lhe same halt. In another
series of trials, oxner also concealed
the hook, but twu inches above it he
attached a small square. In each tank
he placed a single specimen of Corls
Julia Which had been recently captured
In the not. For several days It refused
the bait, but on the eighth day the fish
bit, and after unhooking It, Oxner replaced it lu the water. On the three
following days the fish also bit and was
caught, hut on the twelfth dny it no
longer touched the bait, and the paper
signal begun to produce its effect. On
the same day the paper was removed,
and then tha fish took the bait. On replacing the paper, the fish refused tr
bite fur three days, after examlnini*; the
bait several times. On the next day lt
approached tho paper square, then
descended and very carefully nibbled
the halt until it had eaten lt all off the
hook, but without swallowing the latter. This it kept up for a number of
days following. M. Oxner repeated the
same kind of experiment many times
with fish, and the result was the same,
He concludes that nt first the fish is
indifferent and it takes the bait, but
the association of Ideas of the pain
caused by the hook and of the color
of the paper commence to act after a
few days. The result Is that the paper
acts as a warning signal In spite of the
attraction caused by the food. But by
degrees the  instinctive action of ap
proaching the food overcomes tho prohibitive effect and the fish begins to
tako the food, but very slowly, and
finding that this succeeds, it continues
to follow the same action.
Even more wonderful than light itself is the medium by which Its waves
are carried. And what Is this medium?
It Is nut air, It is not a gas, lt Is not
a liquid, Is it matter? In order to be
matter, as we understand It, a thing
must possess two characteristic properties. One of these Is inertia, the
olher is weight. Inertia means the
ICtlve resistance shown by all matter
to a change in its condition of rest or
motion. Weight Is the measure of the
attraction one body has for another,
whether they he atoms or suns. The
medium that boars light from star to
star, ur from a candle to the eyo, so
far ns we know, has only one of the
properties of matter—Inertia.
Are we not justified, therefore, In
saying, with our present knowledge of
thy subject, that the light-bearing medium, called by scientists the luintiii-
feruus ether Is believed in by a majority of scientists even thuugh tliey do
not pretend to understand its nature.
11 is supposed tu be everywhere, nut
unly tilling lliu Interplanetary spaces
nud tin1 vast abysses between the stars,
hul alsu entering Intu the very heart,
and between the very molecules and
alums uf what Is known as matter. As
Vuung said uf it: "ll pervades the
substance of all material bodies with
little ur nu resistance, as freely, perhaps, as the wind passes through a
grove of trees." The stars and planets
and all uther matter are riddled
through and through by this wonderful, mysterluus thing. It has heen
likened to a Jelly In which are Imbedded a. few grains of sand whlcb
correspond to lhe matter In the universe.
Gold, for example, one of the densest
substances known to man, Is peremat-
ed completely hy this strange, spacefilling ether, and platinum, another extremely dense substance, Is as the
lightest, filmiest mist when compared
with the vast density of ether itself.
It has been estimated that the density
of the light-bearing ether is 50.000
million times greater than that of
platinum, and yet a rurenes so extreme
Is claimed for this ether thnt none of
the heavenly bodies Is Impeded in the
slightest degree—that the earth's orbital velocity of nearly nineteen miles
a second, hundreds of times the cannon ball's velocity. Is not slackened
through any resistance It might meet
with from this olmost incredible substance. If It realy is a substance at
ail. It could not serve as a medium
hy which light may he transmitted
with the enormous velocity of over
180,000 miles per second, unless It Is
absolutely rigid and elastic, far mure
so than If It were composed of solid
One of the few authentic reports of
tho successful use of aeroplanes ln
warfare, Is to lhe effect that un the
night uf January 17th last a party of
■ion Arabs attacked a block house held
by eighteen Italians at Benghazi. Dur-
Ing the nght Lieut. Gavottl flew over
lho Arabs in bis Kantian biplane and
droppod several bombs with sueh guud
effect thut the enemy speedily retired,
leaving a number of wounded men behind. An elaborate description has
been given by Gutseppe Rossi, whose
monoplane was hit Ave times by Arab
bullets, of the flight over the enemy's
camp at Tobruck, Tripoli. In the course
of which his companion, Capt Montu,
was severely wounded. The flight was
made on the morning of January 31st.
It was for the purpose of reconnolter-
ing and also to test a new bomb. The
camp was about eighteen miles away,
but the aviator discovered a group of
Arabs before half this distance had
been covered. These Arabs tired upon
the aeroplane, which was at a height
of 1,800 feet, hut the aviator kept on
until the camp was reached. At a
given signal Capt. Montu dropped a
bomb, and both he and the aviator
were congratulating themselves over
the damage they had done, when the
Arabs fired several volleys One of the
bullets struck Capt. Montu, who shouted that he was wounded. Just then
the motor failed and Rossi feared that
he would drop. Fortunately the motor
started again and the men were able
to return to headquarters, despite an
unfavorable wind which greatly hindered their progress. On March Hth,
after making valuable observations.
Italian airmen again dropped bombs
un some Arabs when the latter fired
upon the aeroplane. Ten men ir-
reported to have been killed and *_
number of others injured. The ■.enplane returned to camp unscathed. On
the 20th two Italian dirigible, madn
two reconnaissances above the T'lrkssh
lines. At Lonzour, fourteen miles -vest
of Tripoli, four people were killed tod
ten wounded hy a bomb dropped in ■".int
streets. Heavy rifle lire caused the
airships to withdraw, but on their -j«-
cond trip later they dropped tb .-*-•
mure bombs.
"April of 1793 saw Vancouver back
agafn to thc west coast of America.
This year he again piled up the snnie
shore to Nootka. No fresh Instructions had come from England or Spain
to Nootka, and Vancouver took up the
trail of thc sea where he had stopped
the year before, carrying forward but-
vey of Vancouver Island nnd the mainland northward of modern Sitka or
Norfolk Sound, It wns Vancouver's
Voyage northward that stirred the
Russians up to move southwnrd. In
tho word, If Vancouver had not gone
up as fur as Norfolk Sound, the Russian fur-traders would have drowsed
on with Kodlak as headquarters, and
Canada today might have Included the
entire gold field of Alnska.
"Vancouver's four yenrfl' cruise marked tho closo of the most heroic epoch
Don't Poison Baby,
pORTY YEARS AGO almost every mother thought her child must __to
* PAREGORIC or laudanum to make it sleep. These drugs will produce
sleep, and A FEW DROPS TOO MANY will produce the SLEEP FROM WHICH
THERE IS NO WAKING. Many are the children who have been killed or
whose health has been ruined for life by paregoric, laudanum and morphine, each
of which is a narcotic product of opium. Druggists are prohibited from selling
either of the narcotics named to children at all, or to anybody without labelling
them "poison." The definition of "narcotic" is: "A medicine which relieves pain
and produces sleep, but which in poisonous doses produces stupor, coma, convulsions and death." The taste and smell of medicines containing opium are disguised,
and sold under the names of "Drops," "Cordials," "Soothing Syrups," etc. You
should not permit any medicine to be given to your children without you or
your physician know of what it is composed. CASTORIA DOES NOT CONTAIN NARCOTICS, if it bears the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher.
Letters from Prominent Physicians
addressed to Chas. H. Fletcher.
Dr. J. TV. Dlnsdalo, of Chicago, III., says: "I use your Castoria anl
advise Its uso ln all families where there are children."
Dr. Alexander E. Mlntie, of Cleveland, Ohio, says: "I have frequently
prescribed your Castoria and havo found tt a reliable and pleasant remedy for children."
Dr. Agnes V. Swetland, of Omaha, Ncbr., says: "Vour Castoria i,
the best remedy in the world for children and the only one I use and
Dr. J. A. McClellan, of Buffalo, N. Y., says: "I have frequently preacrtbcl
your Castoria for children and always got good results. In fact I use
Castoria for my own children."
Dr. J. W. Allen, of St. Louis, Mo., says: "I heartily endorse your Castoria. I havo frequently prescribed it In my medical practice, and bave
always found It to do all that is claimed for It"
Dr. C. II. Gllddon, of St. Paul, Minn., says: "My experience as a practitioner with your Castoria has been highly satisfactory, and I consider It
an excellent remedy for the young."
Dr. 11. D. Dcnner, ot Philadelphia, Pa., says: "I have used your Castoria as a purgativo In the coses ot children for years past with tho most
happy effect, and fully endorse lt as a safe remedy."
Dr. J. A. Doarman, of Kansas City, Mo., says: "Your Castoria Is a splendid remedy for children, known the world over. I use It in my practice
and havo no hesitancy ln recommending lt tor the complaints of Infants
and childron."
Dr. J. J. Mackey, of Brooklyn, N. T., says: "1 consider your Castoria an
excellent preparation for children, boing composed of reliable medicines
and pleasant to the taste. A good remedy for all disturbances of ths
digestive organs."
Promotes Digc9lion.Chrerr.il-
nessnndRcslConliiins neither
Sisiim.Morpliinr nor Mineral.
ot Narcotic.
t Steel-
WeJatk Ma*
AfimHee* •
Aperfecl llomedy forconslip,-.
Hon. Sour Similarh, Diarrhoea
Worms ,(;onvulsions,Fcvcrish-
ness nnd Loss of Sleep.
Far. Simile Siflnnlure of
Tbe Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Last Oall to the Great Bargain Feast at
We start to move our stock on Monday July 29th to W. G. Lillie's old stand
opposite the new Post Office, where we hope to see all our old customers,
and will be pleased to welcome any new ones. We beg to apologize for any
inconvenience we may cause you for a few weeks, but our aim is to give
you a more efficient service, and make our store one of
The Cleanest, Brightest and Most U-to-date Hen's and Boys' Clothing
and Furnishing Stores in the Fraser Valley.
We expect to open up in our new store on or about Sept. 1st with a new
and clean stock for the fall trade, where, we are confident we will merit your
hearty support, and command a fair share of your patronage.
Your Outfitter.
Civic Holiday, Wed'y. July 31
As advertised in lust week's issue tlie above day has been pro-
clairaed a CIVIC HOLIDAY and all Chilliwack and district will
turn out to the lirst Annual Basket Picnic of the Chilliwaek
Merchants Association to be held at the Fair Grounds. Admission
Frets. Soft Drinks, Ice Cream and Fruits provided free of ull
cost.    Everylsody welcome.
10 a.m.—Bicycle Ilacc (open.)     Five mile road race starting nt
Five Coiners.     Prizes $10, 95, $2..r>0.
10.30 a.m.—Men's Flat Race (open.)   To be run in town.   100
yards.    Prizes $10 and $5.
10.45 a.m.—Mon's Flat Race (open.)   To lx> run in town.   220
yards.    Prices $10 and $f>.
11 a.m.—Firemen's Raco. Wot Test. Two or more selected
teams ol firemen, to run 100 yards with hose reel, lay 200 feet of
hose, attach to hydrant and turn on water.     Prize fur smallest
team, $20.
-Basket Luncheon at the Fair Grounds
The Sports will rc-opon at 2 p.m. with thc following :
Draymen's Contest and Parade
Minimum number of entries,  three.     Drivers to harness their
horses, hitch to wagons and parade once round lhe track.    Prizes
1st $10, 2nd $5.00.
Single Horse Delivery Rig Contest
and Parade.   Same conditions as for teams.    $5.00 and  $2.50.
Slow Horse Race
Bareback. Each rider to he mounted on another man's horse.
The last horse wins the race    Once around track.     Prize $5.1X1.
Girl's Knee, 50 yards, 8 lo 12 years, $11.00 in prizes.
(lirl's Ilacc, 50 yards, 12 to Hi years, $3.00 in prizes.
Hoys' Race, 50 yards, 8 to 12 years, $:S.(K) in prizes.
Hoys' Race, 50 yards, 12 to 10 years, $3.00 in prizes.
Races for Girls and Boys under 8 years of age.   Prizes: For Girls
$2.00; For Ituys $2.00.
Married Ladies' Race, 1st $5.00; 2nd $2.50.
Single Ladies' Ilacc, 1st $8.00- 2nd $2.50.
Fat Lailics' I! , 1st «''s.00; 2nd $2.00; 8rd*1.00,
Obstacle llncc (open)  1st 8."i.(K);  2nd $2.50.
Hup, Step nnd .lump for School Hoys, 1st $2.00;  81.00.
Hup, Step and .lump for men, Ist 83.00; 2nd $2,110.
Three Legged Raco, boys under 12, Ist $2.00; 2nd 81.00.
Three Legged llncc, boys under 10, 1st 82.00; 2nd $1.00.
Open ti) all comers.    Prize—THE PIG.
Winning team 810.00; Losing Team $."s.00.
104th Regimental Band
Will attend and will render selections during lhe afternoon.
The Committee reserve lho right  of awarding cash or value ns
prizes in all events, ami nlso the right lo cancel 2nd or 3rd prizes
iu the event ol there being an iusuHicient number of entries.
Local and General
Remember the Women's Institute
Picnic on Thursday July 8 at Mor-
den's Ranch, Camp Slough Road.
On Wednesday and Thursday of
this week the li.C.E.R. gave a monster picnic to all its employees and
their families, at Hustings Park,
Vancouver. About five thousand
attended and enjoyed a splendid
time through the hospitality of the
Among the successful students in
the .Matriculation Examinations for
Mellill Unniversity was William
Houston of Chilliwack passing with
151 murks. Miss Lena B. Hodgius
of this city was nlso one of the successful in those who had qualified
in part by certificate or hy u previous, examination.
The P. S. A. Garden Party on
Thursday evening was not quite
the success the management hoped
for, due doubtless lo the counter
attractions and the numerous proceeding garden parties, lt was
nevertheless enjoyed bv all those
who did attend. The With Regimental Band provided excellent
Patsy Herman, an Indian, pleaded guiltv on Monday afternoon at
Xew Westminster, to the theft of a
horse at Chilliwack and sentence
was reserved hy Magistrate Chile
until Friday. Herman was sentenced in 1908 to seven years in the
penitentiary and served a long term.
It is quite possible that the rond
between the City and Vedder Cross-
i ing will in the near future be oiled.
This highway is very much used all
the yenr and especially so nt this
season and to ensure I ess dust and a
much better rood to travel on with
comfort, a fund is being subscribed
by auto and horse owners to pay
810 and $5 respectively lo aid in
keeping this rond oiled. The Provincial Government it Is expected will
also assist this movement.
Members of tho Woman's Institute
of this City will kindly remember
the date and place of their annual
picnic, Aug. N nt Mnrdcn's Ranch
opposite tho old Geo. Webb farm,
on Ihe Camp Slough Road. Rigs
will Im' ready nt the live Corners
nlsi.nl 10 a.m. to tuke the picuicers
out who thus wish to go, nnd lunch
will  lie    served  at I  p. In.     The
members of the Farmer's Institute
and Iheir friends ure nil cordially
invited to be present.
Rev. .1. C. Wilmolt, M. A., and
Mrs. Wilmolt were visitors to the
city on Satiirilny and Sunday Inst.
Mr. J. II. Bowos, cousin of Mrs.
Wiliuott, did the honors, showing
the visitors the beauties of tho
Valley by the auto route.
Wednesday, July 111 which has
been proclaimed n Civic Holiday iu
the City of Chilliwack will lie the
occasion of a monster picnic; thc
first Annual Basket Picnic of the
Chilliwack Merchants Association,
to lie held at the Recreation Park.
A continuous string of events will
be pulled nil starling at 10 a.m. to
which the entrance is free to all,
ice crenm, soft drinks, fruit etc.,
also to lie provided free to everyone
during the day by the City Merchants. Every body come and have a
good time enjoying the hospitality
of your home business men. Sec
program of events elsewhere iu tbe
Free Press.
J. Hanunar. the proprietor of
Haniniai's Meat Market leaves on
the lirst of August for Denver, Col.,
to represent this Province at tho
Convention of tbe Supremo Lodge,
Knights of Pythias. Tho personnel
of the convention will Ise notable.
The Supreme Chancellor, llou.
George M. Hanson, Calais, Maine,
a Justice of the Supreme Court, will
preside, and associated with him
will he eminent jurists, clergymen,
lawyers, presidents of universities,
and other leading educators, bankers,
manufacturers, railroad officials,
merchants, editors publishers, secretaries .if institutions and corporations, many public officials of the
National, State nml City governments, statesmen, publicists, etc,—
men who are making large contributions to the forces of nur civilizaiion.
What Ihey do in Denver, will have
potential effect iu more than 7,'.hhi
lodges thriiugliniit the world. Some
important subjects will nc presented
for legislative action. Judge Hanson
will recommend the reduction in
the age limit for members from 21
years to 18. The extension of the
order into foreign lands will also lie
considered. In addition to the
lodges in United States uud Cnnada
the order has, under Hie contror ssf
Ibe Supreme l/iilgc, eight lodges in
the Canal /one, two in China, one
in Cuba, six iu the Territory of
Hawaii and one in the Philippines.
The Grand Lodges ot Ontario, Manl-
tlinii and British Columbia have
nsked that lhe order be extended to
"the Mother Country," and this
will lie considered,
Established   OF CANADA      18M
Paid ap Capital and Reserve $11,400,000
We give special attention to Savings Accounts. One
Dollar only is necessary to open an account, interest
allowed at highest Hank rate and added twice a year.
No delay in withdrawals. Two or more persons may
open a joint account and either party can withdraw
From now until winter time the use of a buggy will
give you pleasure  which you  would  otherwise  miss.
We have some of the nicest up-to-date vehicles to be
found in the Province and they are right here for you
to choose from.    Notice a few of the points of merit on
the lines we are displaying.
THE STUDEBAKER hnve solid comer plugless bodies
full wrought genr parts, improved long-distance axles
with Collings collars ami felt pads, liest Sarven wheels,
a finish unsurpassed. The rubber tires nre the liest the
market affords.
THE JOHN DEERE Vehicles have all the gear parts
of wrought iron, second growth hickory spokes and rims,
screwed rims, new French bend springs securing flexibility nnd strength, a body which is so ironed ami
finished that probability of squeaky corners ami split
panels nre eliminated.
THE McLAUGHLIN Buggies are built nf good material, are well finished, hnvo dependable second growth
hickory wheels, bodies that ure ull well ironed which
will not ruck. All equipped with long distance wheels,
(lur run-abouts nre of fancy finish.
Have You A Buggy?      Why Not?
You can buy one on easy terms from us.
Chilliwack Implement $ Produce Co.
'Chilliwack Acreage at a SNAP1
We have a few Five Acre Blocks for sale within Half a Mile of the B. C. B. Ry. Station and
one mile from School.   This Property is splendidly adapted for fruit and poultry raising.
Price $150 Per Acre
For full particulars apply
F. J. HART & CO., LTD.
The Chilliwack
Specialists        |
=__.-.. -     -     -    -   -7**— 1
Stocks of Lumber
The Rosedale Lumber Co., Rosedale
and £. 0. Patterson, C. C. Road
And will be pleased to quote prices at
these points as well as delivered on the
W.    . MACKEN
Yard Phone MANAGER Office Pliono
224 86
ChilliwacK  College   of
Principali   Turn. .1. Minns, LA.1I.
Iiialturlli... ll. nil I.r lit. .if nuialc "lul ll]
(-Im-iitlssii. Vs'itrly .-.iillillliitliiliN liy His- Kiiyul
A.nils-Ill, ssf Musis- mill Ills- Usiyill ('sills-US- i.f
Musis'. Loiulull. I iial'iiul.
Term. |sl fur ft.ur Is-suhuih. isisyiiliti- In mlsiiii.<•
l>. (I. llu> M« l'l"""- ►* '""
R. A. Hkndkkhon, o.e, &M.E.
B.C. Land Surveyor
U.S0111H 10 A 11, Westminster Tnmt BInck
Westminster Trust Building
We have a new nn.l uiitn-.liile
plsnt wilh tbe latest mothods for nil
kinds ol Cleaning, Dying nasi Pressing.    Expert help 'or nil branches.
Sneeial attention will he given to nil
Mail «nd Eximiw orders Irnm Chilliwack and the Valley. We solicit a trial.
428  9th AVE.  W..  VANCOUVER
Offices over Royal Bunk of Canada,
City Market
Main Street, Vancouver
It has lieen arranged to hold two
Bides   weekly,   Wednesday   and
Saturday at 10 a.m.
Growers will please arrange to
have their consignments forwarded the previous evening.
Wc  handle  Fruit,   Vegetable),,
Poultry, Eggs, Meat, Etc.
john McMillan
British Columbia Electric Ry.
Leave        Arrive Arrive
Train.       Chwk.       Wcslinin. Van.
3 8.30a.m.         11.20 18,15
6 1.IS p.m.          3.45 4.80
7 0.00 p.m.          H.'O 11.30
Leave          Arrive Arrive
Train     lllgdn.       Wmtinin. Vnn.
1 0.30 a.m.         3.65 0.45
Lcavo          Arrive Arrive
Train        Van.        Wcstinin. Chwk.
2    8.30a.m.       0.30 18.18
4 12.15 noon      1.20 3.50
8 6.00 p.m.       0.10 0.10
Leave        Arrive Arrive
Train       Van.      Wesimin. lllgdn.
6 3.03 p.m.      4.06 0.30
Leave Chilliwaek 6.00 n.m. dully except
I.cave Naiironver 7.00 u.m. daily except
Milk Train daily 8,15 p.m.
All passenger trains, except Kot. 4 nn.l
6, handle Express.
By-Law No. 99.
A llylnw I" rulse hy v.uy or ilehetituivs
ilu> mun ul $1000.00 im- Tin' purpose s.i
the erection, fiirnlslilngs uml site nl u
I'liv Hull In I..- km.un us I-in- Hull Sn,
-.! in iln- Ciiy nl' Cliilltwa.sk.
WllKltKAS ii is iieeessury nml ox-
pctlionl in provldo inr the erection, tor-
ninliint: uml site I'm- u l-'iic Hull In lie
known ns Fire Hall No, 2 in tho City
of Cliilliwnck.
ANH WHEREAS ii in neeessnry fm- the
purpose foresaid thai the City should ruise
hy way nf debentures tbo sum nf $1000.00
payable on tho 2nd duy of August. 1062
with Interest payable yearly lolioappllcd
fur thi' purpose aforesaid.
AMI WHEREAS for the payment of
the suid debentures when due uml for
ilie interest during tho currenuy nf Bald
dobentures it will bo nocesanry io rnlBo
inisl levy eneli yenr thi' sum nf $(>o.."s:t of
which $10.53 is principal ami $60 for inter. 'St.
AMI WHEREAS the whole rateable
Iinui nf ihe Ciiy nl' Cliilliwnck according
in ilu- last revised assessment rull is
AM) WHEREAS the total nmniuit nf
the existing debentures debt, ol the City
uf Chllllwaek is $210,500.00 nf which
none uf the principal ur Interest is iu
NOW THEREFORE the Municipal
Council nf ths' Corporation uf Ihe city ol
Chilliwuek  hereby enact as  follows:—
1. It shall be lawful lor the Mayor uf
the snid Cily nf Chilliwuek ami tho Clerk
nf tin* Council fur the purpose aforesaid
tn raise Isy way ssf loan irom any person,
u'rsons or corporation whn muy Ih- willing to advance tin- sums' nn tlio credit of
the debentures hereinbefore montionod u
sum not oxceedlng Intliewholotliosiimof
SlOOO.nn uml cause the Bamc in l». pin I
iu the hands nf the Clork ssf sai.l City ol
Chiiliwni'k fssr ths- purpose aforesaid un.l
with ihe object licrelnooforc recited.
2. It shnll In- lawful fnr tlie Muym-uml
the Clerk In cause uny number ol' dcllell-
lures to Ise riui.li- out each fnr sueh sum
nf money not loss than $100.00 ns ma;
Ik> reqnlretl uml all debentures shall be
sealed with lhe seal nf ihe Ciiy nf Chilliwaek and signed by ilu- Mayor and
eniuitcraigned by the Clerk nf the said
3. The said dobentures shall !»• payable within 40 years from Hie daUi li.'ir-
inafter mentioned inr the llylusv in come
iiiio .'H'eet iii the rmnk of Montreal in the
Cily uf Chilliwuek.
4. Tim aald debentures shall linvocnpnns
attached fur the payment uf ihe Interest
at live iser cent porntutiunon tho amount
uf the debentures ami shull bo payable
yearly mi Hie 2ml day nf Aiicust in each
ami every year.
5. There.shall lie raised ami levied nil-
niiitlly hy rate sullicient thoreforo In nd-
iiilinii inuil othor rules mi nil the rate-
utile lainl nl'lhe Cily nl' Chllllwaek lhe
sum of $10.53 I'm- lhe purpose ul' forming
a sinking fund for ilu- puy nl  nl llm
sui.l ilelieniuies whon due uml lhe sum
$r>0.0u fm- payment nf Interesl during lhe
currency olsiild dobeutui'cs.
I il. This llyluw shull, boforo lhe Iinui
passing thereof, receive the usscnt of the
Electors nl' llie Ciiy uf Cliilliwnck us provided in the Municipal Clauses Act nml
Amending Acts.
7. This Bylaw shull como into oftool
mi ihe 2ml day nl August 1012.
S. This Bylaw muy he cited fnr all
purposes ns tho City nf Chilliwuek Fire
Hull Nn. 2 Loan Bylaw 1012.
Passed hy ilu- Council the I5tli duy nf
.Inly 11112.
Received Ilu' ussenl nf the Electors lhe
dny nf        IUI2.
Reconsidered uml linully passed hy the
Council lhe day uf 1012.
TAKE NOTICE ihnl   (lie above is a
nu pyoflho proposed  Bylaw upon
wliieli lhe vole nl Ihe Mimleipilllty will
las taken on Ihu 2nd day of aiu-wi 1012
from li o'clock in the foronoon lo 7
o'clock in ihe after n ai ihe following
linlliiin plnco wilhln ihe Municipalityi—'
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
a vole uf lhe Electors nf i'he Cily nf
Chllllwaek will U- taken mi the auovo
llllliie.l Bylaw ill lhe lillie llllll |i|lleeilhnvi'
nii-iiiiuiieil. thnt. I). E. Cilrlelon hus boon
appointed Returning Oillcer to Hike the
vole nf  sueh   Electors,   Willi   lhe   lislllll
powers iu ilmi hehiilf.
liy order of the Council;
It. V. WAIHHNllTON, Mnynr,
li. E. CARLETON, City Clork.
•-'•*i II. 1'. Donkey Engine, Cylinder
7 \ 10, boiler llii x 00, in good condition,
wilh 1800 feel uf new cable, hlni'ks, etc.
Price $700.   Apply
Route 1, Sarilis, P.. 0,
D.uikey Engine in good condition; cylinder 7 x 10 ; boiler liii x (Si, made in
Thorold, Ontiirin, Imiiylii fnuii Pcrtic ft
Co , Vancouver, Spring nf 1000 with 1800
feet % cable, 68, feet ?„, 80 feet %, all
siew .villi lilueks. Can Iss- Heen on S. E.
40 acres m' N. W. )j See, 15, Township
•ju, New Westminster District. Apply to
Route I, Surdis.
I hereby  proclaim  July
31st a Civic Holiday and
request all citizens to duly
observe the same.
The Chilliwack Meat and Supply
Co. hnve their ice manufacturing
plant ill operation nnd deliver ice to
any part of the City; phone No. (IS.
Telephone 111 for all express and
dray work; City Transfer Co.
A meeting of Dairymen to discuss
lhe Provincial regulations with ro-
I'iti'iiiv io dairy premises, tuberculosis test, eie., wus helil in Vancouver mi July IS. Cliilliwnck wus
represented hy ('. E. Eckert as a
member nf the Committee on Milk
Control, appointed nt the B.C. Dairymen's  Association   lust   January.
Tlie matters of clean milk, compulsory testing of herds, etc., were
discussed hy members of the Committee, as well as members of the
Milk Commission appointed by the
Provincial Government, and Civic
authorities in lhe Cily of Vancouver
who were invited to be present
and the consensus of opinion was
that the cleaner dairy premises and
cleaner herds should be the objects
to he attained and then municipal
protection und encouragement, fur
production of superior milk  foods.
The Milk Commission will soon
hold a meet ing in the Chilliwack
Vnlley, nud so faros possible evory
dairyman should attend. Tbe object
for which this Commission was appointed is to look thoroughly into
all matters pertaining to the dairy
Industry and make such suggest ions
for necessary legislation as scorns
advisable nfter becoming thoroughly
posted on conditions.
One thing diiirymcn should unite
in asking for, is a higher valuation
on cows killed by inspectors for
tnhercnlosis. $100.00 is not too
much for the Government to pay
for a first class grade cow, if she is
only u producer, and it very often
happens that a farmers liest cows
cows are slaughtered.
A united demand by the dairy
men will no doubt result in such a
recommendation hy the Commission.
If the dairy interests will unite
in asking fnr strict enforcement of
provincial laws, for clean herds,
and premises, they may reasonably
expect enactment of laws which will
enable municipal authorites to cooperate in placing only the purest,
milk in tlie City markets. Then
too if it is a fact that 15. 0., is enforcing laws, made to keep dairy
herds free from tuberculosis, this
soon becomes known throtlght the
Dominion and buyers come more
readily this way to such foundation
stock for pure bred herds, and also
for dairy cows.
Therefore, Fraser Valley Dairymen should not recede from their
demand for the entire eradication of
tuberculosis and a higher standard
of clean in ilk-(wliieli can only lie
produced under proper sanitary
conditions)and they should then
seek sueh protection through pro|ier
legislation as will insure the eon-
sum i ng puhl ic ag.t i list the side of any
unclean nnd impure milk or cream
imported from outside tlie jurisdiction of the Provincial authorities.
The injustice of putting B. 0. dairymen to the extra ex|iense of producing a certain standard of milk with
out giving thc Municipalities authority to protect the consuming public
from the unsanitary article, must
lie at onco apparent to all, and
should engage the attention of our
legislative body ut its next session.
Matinee of moving pictures at
the Lyric Theatre every Saturday
nftornoon at '1.110.   Admission 10c.
like this
won a prize
last year.
•^pHE drawing was made
from a photograph of
the  rooty-cellar with which D.
A. Purdy, of Lumsden, Saslc., won
a cash prize in last year's contest.   In that last
contest there were 36 prizes.   There will be thrta
timed as many prize* (108) in the
■'litis y.su will have three time, a, many chance, of winning a cuh
|sri«. Vou dis not have to use any certain amount of Canada Cement
to win a |>riir.   There are alsiulutely no "itrlnp" to thi, offer.
There are twelve |sri,e, fur each Province (three ol $50 i three of $2!| three ol
$l!i ami three ut fill) and you compete only wilh other farmer, in your own Prov-
' '        ini-e ami uul with llmsic all over Canasta.
Il niakrs no <litfesrei.ee whether you have ever u,ed cement.   Many of la«t year", winner,
hml uut tiled it until they entered the .mite,!.   When you write lor lull particular,, we will
■end yini,/r.e, a hook, "What the Farmer Can Do With Cancrtf," which tell,everything
you need tn loiuw about concrete,    It i, ahiulutely tree, and you arc under no
obllipttlon tss htiy " Canada *' Cement or tit do anything elie lor us.
\ 1/ !i 111 ,.. n n,...' .nu . I......... ll., cupun. an I mill II. as u.r l.li.s us pot, cat.1, aad
* * »f will .i„ I vol .1 »M sbe I..... in. lull balneal... ul lb. IVI, I'm. Cunuri.
i Cant Cuapta, Liail.4
Addi.M Pybllcltr Maaattt
S«4 HtraM tsilii.,, Meatml
i Heres a Hoe! i
All Kinds of Hoes. Field Hoes, Garden Hobs, Ladies' Hoes, Turnip Hoes,
Dutch Hoes, Mortar Hoes, nlso all
kinds nf Hose. We do mil sell the
J lose ynu weuv, hut we sell Hose tliat
will wear. Edging Tools, Cherry
l'itters,   Stone   Crocks   and   Clmnis.
3* v
.<% aV
it*. PHONE 10. CIIII.I.IWACK. ir*
Denmark & Burton
Money to Loan
Call in and we will supply you
with full particulars.
Chas. Huteheson $ Co.
Fruit Crates
Wo have anticipated a big fruit yield for
this season and have on hand a big supply
of fruit crates both for local ami shipping
purposes. Your order will receive careful
I TheChflliwackPlaning Mills ?
«* P. 0. Box 243 Phone L2442 J
Wanted - Acreage
Improved antl unimproved,  from owners only,  near
Chilliwack and vicinity.    Wc have  some good   Vancouver property in exchange for same.    Address
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14'} Homer Street
Vancouver, B. 0.
Solves the
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Free Trial
Kor IHIi wo are
offering a
of tin* G lh. fuze,
suitable fur (jen-
cral    household
use for
This iron is similar to nil "Hot-
in lint " except
thnt the upper
surface is unpol-
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Alexander Ave.,  First Door  Weat
of Main St.. Winnipeg.
Dr. Schnlttger, professor at Stockholm University, Ims made an Interesting iiml relating to the romota past
of IiIh country al LJunga, In Eos Lem
Gothland, viz., some bread dating from
tho Umn of the Vikings. Mloroscopl-
(ml examination 1ms shown this broad
to he mado from pine bark and pea
meat, thus proving tbe Cacl llmt peas
were grown in Sweden as far hnek ns
n thousand years ago, Archaeological excavation ims so far brought to
light   only   a   low   specimens   of   bread
dat lim from ancient or prehistoric
times. Tho Cow loaves excavated In
Egypt and In Swiss lake dwellings arc
of tho highest archaeloglcal Interest.
In the northern countries only one or
two finds of this kind have so far been
made foremost among which should
be mentioned :i corn-meal loaf dating
from tlio fourth century A.D. which
was discovered by Dr. Schnlttger in
1908 In connection with the excavation of Boberg castle.
"Where can I get a drink In this
town?" asked the travelling man who
landed early one morning nt a little
town in the oil region of Oklahoma of
tho bus driver.
"See tlmt milliner shop over there?
asked the drlfer, pointing to a build
Ing near tho depot.
"Yon don'l mean to say they sell
whisky In a milliner's store?" exclaimed the drummer.
"No; I mean that's lbo only place
here Ibey don't sell It." said tbe bu,
/. PILLS J{.
if.  ,, <,orii-,,lluiiiiniH,(.;iI]cinilltinrli»*i,
'Tired, Aching, swollen foot, ic
all;.yd |>;dti aud tako* out son ness
uml Intl-uiiuatiiin prombtl***. Ili'dlnff
i d'.u.it i im Blood tbroogh tno part, as*
i. .i.i- nml. Iinui...' uil' Un* oil. AI'X
Ahl, TublnHport, Imi.. writ- * Nov. 15,
lSQ&i "Nodoubt yu ntnenbormf got*
ItngtwobotUoiof your AD-OttDls-,!&••
for a bunion on my foot. My foot li
well." Al. i) valuable l..r any Mulling
or p-iinful :ir.,.-:ni, Gtottro. 1 nlnr ;o<lGlands*
Vnrlco «• Vidii**,, Milk l.e-;, hi rain*, "••'rains.
Ileal* I'm-i, nrulsoti Lncoratlous. i-u -■ -r.-u
antl;J.l.*Jat!iUanij;i:i*-'M>r.l.-l,vtr.'il,  fee* 1 t- tree*
It It tp.llcd AH SORB-IN.-. nnd Manu
f*etur_d only by W. F. Young. P.D.F..
210   Lymnn'aB*..!rf.n«,Montreal,P.Q.
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Since Taking Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets"
Mrs. J. Merkhnger, Waterloo, Out.,
enthusiastically recommends Na'Dru-Co
Dyspepsia Tablets. Her experience with
them, as she outline- it, explains why.
"I was greatly troubled with my
stomach", wie writes. "I had taken so
much medicine tliat I might say to tnke
any more would only he malting it
wo'rse. My nt on inch jit'-t fell raw. I
read of Na-Dru-Co Dysp i la Tablets,
aud a lady friend told i;ic they were
very easy to t ike, so 1 thought I would
give Ihem atrial and really they work*.d
wonders. An one having anything
wrong with hi_ I mi h houlil give
Na-Dru-Co Dy | 'psi i Tablets .■ trial,
they will do the i st. My stomach is
fine now ami I * nn »■ it any f< od."
One of the many *.: "'1 features of
Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablets Is that
they are ro pic ml (Hid easy to take.
Thc relief ih"\ give from heartburn,
flatulence, bill mi nc and dyspepsia la
prompt Uld permanent. Try ore ..her
eorh meal— they i. make you feel like
a new person,
50c. ** box al your dfUffgUt's <*oin-
pounded by the National Drug and
Chemical Co. of Canada, Limited.
Moot rial 143
The Army of
b Crowing S——hr Etwt Dmy.
naps—, i—la—thtsrw
ooly |if» rtlkl—.
erne Calif.-
■_•, -sli|t.Haa, *kk HmJ-W, SJ-rS--
Genuine -m_u Signature
OHE—"Do   you   lioll.-vss   ihul   largo
[*_    features are a sign of generosity?"
He—"Yes; the generosity o£ nature."
"Eavesdropping!"   exclaimed   Adam,
as liis wilts tumbled out of thu 111? tree.
Tax   Assossor—"Can   you   give   mis
si.in.-  iiit.il ist whnt  yuur husband  Is
Lady—"Really, sir, I don't know: hut
1 wouldn't take a million dollars tor
Singleton—"What's tho mattor, old
man? Yuu louk as If you'll boon making a iilnlit nf 11 with tho boys."
Nowpop—"You've struck it! Thc
Iwlns kept mu up nil threo o'clock this
ai a roooptlon In London a young
liiily. mistaking Marconi for Moscagnl,
said! "I iln wish you'd pluy mo your
luvt'ly 'Intermezzo.' "
"With  ploaauro,  madam," answered
Marconi;  "but I shall have to pluy It
nn a wlrok'ss piano."
Women must, wondor occasionally
II111L thoy don't mi's/, any mon llkss tins
bi'i-ii In a fashionable novel. And that
can also be played this other way
Poetic Bridegroom—"I could sit hero
forever gazing into your oytss and llst-
I'liinis- to the wash of the ocean."
Practical Bride—"Oh, that reminds
me, darling; we havo not paid our
laundry hill yet!"
Allco—"Does Edith's husband ever
tuke her out to dinner uh he did before tbey were married?"
Kate—"Oh, yes; but not to the same
Doctor tto his colleague)—"We arrived Just In time, my friend. In a few
hours more ho would huve got better
by himself."
Father (to his son whom be has reproved for lying)—"1 never told a lie
when I wus small."
Hans—"Well,    how    old   were   you,
father, when you began?"
"Selling your home to buy an automobile. What will you do without a
"Won't need none after I git the
auto; wouldn't never be there, anyhow."
.coding Man in Travelling Company
'Wo pluy 'Hamlet' tonight, laddie, do
we not?"
Sub-manager—"Yes, Mr. Montgomery."
Lending Man—"Then 1 must borrow
the sum of two-pence!"
Leading Man—"1 have four days'
growth upon my chin. Ono cannot
pluy 'Hamlet' ln a beard!"
Sub-manager — "Um — Well—We'll
put on 'Macbeth!'"
An artist who occupied a studio on
tho top floor of a large building was
always friendly with tbe woman who
cleaned his rooms.
"How muny children have you, Molly?" he asked one morning us she was
polishing the floor.
"H's slven I have, sir, thank yo for
usUin'. It's lucky I am, sir, bless 'cm.
I have four be the third wife of me
s.'iond husband, and three be the second wife of me Ilrst."
Little Dick, nt nn old-fashioned Sun-
iliiy-schiml picnic, with pies, cakes, and
other delicacies galore, had enjoyed
gustronomic pleasures lis tbo fullest
capacity of an accommodating stomach
when u kind-hearted old lady offered
lilin a luscious slice ol "four decker"
maplc-SUgar walnut cake. To her surprise, this child refused It, and then,
With a cry of distress, sobbed, In un-
sws'l- lo her question us to whether he
couldn't cut It:
"I cun chew it, but I can't swallow
"Komembor, boys, that In tlie bright
lexicon of youth there Is no such word
us fall," snld tins teacher, emphatically.
The boys seemed duly impressed.
Shortly a youth raised his hund.
"Well, what is it, Leopold?"
"I wns merely going to suggest," replied Ihe Inii, "that If such Is the cuse
It would be advisable lo wrlle to the
publishers ssf that lexicon nnd call their
utteniioii to the omission."
A prominent Judge, who is an cn-
ihiiKliisllc golfer, wns examining a boy
wlliii'sH In a criminal suit.
"Are yuu sure you fully understand
the nature -snd significance of an oath,
my boy?" the Judge Inquired,
The bsiy looked at him In surprise as
li.. answered:
"Sure. .Judge.   I   llllili'l-stnnil.    Don't  I
caddie for ymi at tho Golf Club?"
Thero is a little boy In (.'olumbus,
Ohio, whose Ideafl about actors centre
about tho performers that do lofty acts
In Ibe circus. Tbut bo hns a proper
appreciation   ssf   lho   danger of their
calling und the mentis adopted for their
safely Is evidenced hy his siuery on tho
oeoailon when ho heard his father
mention the name ol sir Henry Irving.
"Who Is Sir Henry Irving, father?"
he askod,
"He wus ii great iietor. son."
"Whnt show Is he wllh?"
"lie Isn't with any show, now, son.
Il's's ilend."
"Whut happened? Did ho miss tne
A Cleveland lawyer nnd a Clcvolnnd
railroad mnn went to n theatro in thnt
illy. The railroad man saw a flnshily
droned, rad-facod, sporty-looking citizen silling In one nf the boxes.
This mnn wns the no-nccount cousin
of the attorney, but tho railroad man
didn't know It.
"Who Is the tough person sitting In
tha  box?"   tho   railroad   mnn   asked
Back Full of Aches
Headaches and Depression
Much of Women's Suffering is Needless aud Cau be Prcventod by tho
Use of Dr. Hamilton's Pills.
That Stab-like Pain in the Back is Sure
Indication of Kidney Trouble,
Mis. Anna Rodriguez writes as follows li'iini lier homo in Valencia, "For
u loug time 1 Buffered with falling
Btroiigth mill nagging hoadacheB. My
condition grow steadily worse, my limbs
became bloated and slinky. 1 was sallow and thin, felt rheumatic paint),
dizziness ami -'hills. I unfortunately
didn't BUBpoct my kidneys, and was
nearly dead when* I discovered the true
cause of my Bufforiugs, , I roud so much
about tho wonderful health and strength
that comos to all who use Dr. Hamilton's Pills lhat 1 felt sure they would
help mo. Such blessings of health aud
comfort I got from Dr. Hamilton's Pills
I can't describe. They speedily put me
right, and their steady use keeps nie
active, energetic, strong and happy. I
strongly urge others to regulate aud
tone their system with Dr. Hamilton's
Pills of Mandrake and Butternut."
No groator modiciuo oxists than l>r.
Hamilton's l'ills for the euro of indigestion, constipation, (latulonco, liver,
Bladder and kidney trouble. Kef uso
substitutes for Dr.* Hamilton's l'ills,
25c. por box, or flvo boxes for $1.00, at.
all dealers or the Catarrhozono Company, Kingston, Oat.
pleasantly, "He looks like a drunken
"That," said tbo attorney, "is my
The railroad man gasped a couple of
times, but soon got a grip on himself
nnd remarked genially: "Well, I went
straight to headquarters for information, didn't 17"
With the Horses
Spring and early summer is a mighty
Hood time lo break in young horses
to the team. There Is usually plenty
of rolling, harrowing, and scuffling,
and all variety of odd Jobs to Which
tbey can lie put, and if put at work
regularly for a time they soon get
handy, but, of course, they must neither be underfed nor overworked. Care
must be taken at lirsl in turning tbem
out among the older horses. Horses
all resent the Intrusion of a stranger,
and until the young horse and the
older ones get acquainted with one
another there is always danger of the
young stock getting kicked or otherwise being injured.
Wheu they bave all been working
together for somo weeks they get used
to one another, but for a tlmo it is
belter to turn the young colts out by
themselves. In sumineilimi* the working hours sbould not be too long at
a stretch, ln very hot weather a couple
of hours' rest In the middle of the day.
with food and water, Is far better than
going from early mom till bile at
night without rest.
A happy thought for the youngster
is in work one in the morning till
twelve o'clock and the next In the
afternoon, When the root crops ure
drilled, etc., the young burses can be
turned OUt until after harvest. They
will then recuperate their energies,
and If their grain is continued, will
come out strong nnd lit to take a place
In the team ln the fall. lt is not advisable to use them on tho harvesting machinery,
The following is the amount of oats
to feed the colt up to' three years:
Coll weaning time, two pounds oats,
and all the hay it will clean up; one
year old, four pounds oats and all thfl
hay It Will elean up; colt two years
old, six pounds oats and all the bay It
will eat; COlt three years old, working.
For the farm working horse, light
work, six lo ten pounds oats, six hi
nine pounds hay. mid three pounds of
straw; medium work, ten pounds outs,
ten pounds buy, three pounds straw;
heavy work, thirteen pounds outs.
twolvo pounds bay and threo pounds
*   i    •
Horsebreodlns is an art it requires
constant application and attention to
develop and llx type in any Class of
animals, and llie tiorsc Is no exception
to tin* rule, yot thero is less sysletn
praetieed In the common everyday
stylo of borsebreedlng than in tho
brooding of any other class ot farm
■took, This should not bo so. Owners
of mares will breed ono year to a
heavy horse, and the next to a Irotter
or Hackney, simply because fees aro
low or the stallion Is handy. This practice cannot be too much discouraged.
Wltb all tbo indiscriminate breeding
whlcb Is practiced from year to year,
It Is questionable whether tbc fault
does not He uh much wllh the mares
and murc-nwnors ns with (be stallions
nnt\ slallbm-owners. There Is no end
or talk about stallion Improvement.
Of course, bringing thu stallions of
tho country up to a higher level of
quality cannot but have a good Inllu-
enco upon the Industry. There seems,
bowever, lo be a tendency to luy far
more stress on tho value nf the stallion (bun on that nf tho mare. Mare-
owners seem to think that Ibey aro
sure nf a gund class nf colt If a good
Italllonjfl used, regardless of the lypn
nnd quality nf the mnre. True, iho
good Stallion goes a long distuni-o to
ward tlie production of good colls,
i.ni lie is not tbo "whole" works. The
*naro should ulso be a hlghrclass Individual, and thu better she conforms
to tbu type of the stallion used, the
better tbe chance of her producing a
desirable und profitable colt. There Is
no doubt but that the mare's Influence
on Hie progeny is groat. The colt,
during foelal development, is part of
Uu- mare's vory being. Her condition
.lining ibis period must have a lasting
elfecl upon the colt. It Is Important
thai she he well nourished, exercised,
and kept healthy. Il Is equally important that sbe be sound uud a useful
specimen of llie particular breed whlcb
she represents. The scarcity of draft
horses today Is largely caused by the
depletion in numbers of really good
Harm mares, many of which arc doing
service on city drays, when they should
In- raising more of their kind on the
farms of the country. Let the geldings go to tlie city, but keep the mures
fur farm work and breeding purposes.
Stallion improvement has been and is
a vital question In borsebreedlng, and
anything whlcb tends to Improve the
borsebreedlng business from the female suu? can bo profitably encouraged. Mare-owners should avoid all
cruss-broedlng. Get a system, and follow it. Good grade or pure-bred
Clydesdale or heavy draft mares should
never  be   mated   to   ibe   light   ty] I'
stallion, no more tbun should a trot-
ling or thoroughbred mure be bred to
a heavy draft stallion,   Solocl the stal-
limi   |u   be   used,   and   select   the  mares
lo be bred to him. I'ay as much attention to size, typo ami strength, endurance, size and type Hack of the
made one goes bul ;i very tew generations, until be reaches Ibe slough of
the mongrel world; from (his source
comes tbe Inheritance of (be progeny
of the grade stallion. When the sire,
type, quality, endurance, and most ul'
ibe points of importance an* in favor
id' Ibe sun uf the pure-bred sire, thoro
cun be little reason fur saving live dollars Ull llie service fee. It is a frequent opinion Ibat grade stallions are
moro enduring, Ibat tliey are. mure
vigorous,   ami   have   groator   vitality
than pure-breds. This is somotlmos
true. 1'ure-hrcds are too oflen ovor-
pnmpered, too closely stabled, given
Insufficient exorcise, and otherwise abnormally and unreasonably treated, so
tbut tbelr vigor, health aud fertility
is seriously affected, This Is no fault
of the horso or of hiu breeding. On
the. other hand, the scrub stallion is
put tu work, frequently bus to rough
ii, gets plenty of exercise, fresh nir.
und Is seldom over-fat; consequently,
be Is full of vigor, nnd Is fertile. Then,
too, these scrubs or grades ure tenacious of life; tliey have that virtue
frequently. If no uther. The bronchos
of the west, the Shetland und Iceland
ponies, and, in truth, all those types
that huve not been fully matured und
developed, show thut tendency of life
which we call vigor. But with the
vigor of the scrub goes his deticleneies
and his mongrel Inheritance. Most
men see their merits, but forget their
uccompanying weaknesses.
Tlie following urtlcle un the placer
gold deposits nf the Omlneca district
haa   been   prepared     by     Frauds     T.
The tlrst ereek to be struck of any
impurtunce In the Omlneca district
wus Vital; the next Tom Creek; then
came Germansen and Manson Creek,
which caused a general stampede from
Cariboo nnd the coast, The camp underwent tiie usual experience of a new
camp, becoming famous in a day, living a short life and a merry one, and
Uieu subsided lu favor of the next discovery, which was Cussinr. The next
camp north of Cosslar is A (Iln, and
again north uf aiiin is Klondike, it is
a remarkable fact that by drawing a
Straight line from the Klondike to the
Cariboo it passes through tbe intermediate camps ment Inned. showing
conclusively the trend uf (he gold belt.
The days for individual mining for
this camp have passed and gone, but
It most certainly possesses great inducements fur capital in work nn a
large scale. Owing to the wunt nf
transportation facilities, lhe mining interests of Manson huve bad to lie dormant, but the lime is very near now
when this barrier will be removed. The
construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Is well under way, and passes
through the Omlneca mining district.
This fact is drawing tbe attention of
the Investing public to the great mining resources of this country. As soon
us transportation Is put on a good
basis it will hi* the means uf causing
another stampede to the Manson gold
field, not the Individual miner this
lime— he was the pioneer—but the
mining Investor.
There are burled channels in the
Manson district containing millions of
dollars walling In be taken nut and
brought into use. Tbe nid channels
nre the source of tho gold that has
b on mined hitherto, which hus been
found In (be present creeks where they
either cross-cut or follow the course nf
these nid channels fnr some distance,
I.nsl Creek Is u good example uf this.
Here wo can see the exact sput where
the creek strikes the old channel, ^enm-
At  the  "Made-in-Canada  Train
The exhibits nn the "Miido-ln-Canu-
da" train, whieh Is now touring Western Cnnada. are opening tho eyes of
thousands nf visitors. Many of us are
tno prone to be-Illtle our own goods
and tn consider thut the word "imported" covers a multitude of virtues.
Those who go to seo tho "Made-ln-
Cutuula" goods on the "Mado-ln-Canu-
da" trnln discover the fact that the
"Made-ln-Canada" Is a mark of honor.
An exhibit which Is doubly Interesting to the men Is that of tbe Imperial
Tobacco Company of Cnndn, Limited,
the largest manufacturers of smoking
and chewing tobaccos and cigarettes
In (be Dominion.
True to their reputntlnn as liberal
advertisers, the Imperial Tobucrn Company of Canada- Limited, urn presenting visitors to the "Mndo-ln-Cuniulu"
trnln with attractive souvenirs und
samples of brands that western men
like, namely, "lilaek Walch" Chewing
TobaOCO, "Hhiirnrnek" Quality Plug
Smoking TobaOCO, "Moorschuum" Out
Plug Smoking Tobacco, "Player's Navy
Cut" Cigarettes, "Hweet Caporal" Cigarettes and "Columbia"  Littio Cigars.
in- out of the hill and following the
course for about 1,200 feet, where the
old channel again enters the hill. This
1,200 feet was mined out in tho early
days and proved very rich ground,
?l_ri,000 being taken out of tho Discovery claim. Ono of the owners told mo
ihis—very cunclusivo evidence of tho
high values these old channels ure carrying. Another example is Slate Creek,
which was never bothered by the early
miners on account of its depth, their
work on this creek being confined exclusively to the shallow liars und
rivers. The Kildnre Mining Company
of Ottawa, owns this ground, und by
the aid of a small elevator havo opened
up a-pit to bedrock which is 33 feet In
depth. Gold commenced to come in
about 12 feet from the surface and
gradually increase in value as depth
was attained. Rich puy gravel was
struck four feel from the bottom. When
bedrock was reached, gold could be
seen everywhere, and $1-,00U wns taken out of this pit. only a portion of the
bedrock being cleaned, Tbe width of
this pay streak has not yet been demonstrated, but a gnnd Idea of Its
values might be had from the fact
thnt after the bedrock was cleaned up,
two men were selected to pan all day
across the face of lhe pay gravel as
far as the pit would allow, Tbey wore
in pan every Cool nr tho pay streak
lhal was in sight, so lhat the company
could form a fairly close estimate of
the average value per pan. The wurk
was confined to fuur fool from the
bedrock. The values obtained al tho
close "f the day showed an average
nf   $1,80   In   tbc   pan.     < Ua-   of   llie   men
was then requested to pick a pan any
where ho pleased. The picked pan
went $11.
There arc olher old channels Hint I
could apeak nf lhal are equally Interesting, imi these two Instances will
show, l might say wllh confldonco,
Ibal (be source of the wealth nf Manson gold ileitis is practically unexplored  and  a wall lug dovolopmont,
Llttlo is known nf (he possibilities
uf Manson crook itself oulsldo nf about
tin  miles down stream from Manson
(own, which Ims been, owing In Its
shallow depth, very thoroughly worked. This ground paid very Well indeed,
some parts of it paying f 100 per day
lo lbo man; bul at ibe end of tho
three miles spoken of, the ground Increased lu depth and Individual mining
was i bandoned.
As the benches lieluw the three miles
Worked 8hOW as good prospects as tho
bonohes above, there Is every reason
for believing that the same high values
continue down the creeks as were
found in Die portion worked, uud iu
addition to these values, it has the
benefit of being further enriched by
all the gold that has enme down from
tbe sources mentioned, Lost creek and
Slate creek, both of which enter Manson creek below the old wnrks. This
wns the conviction of tlie Manson Gold
Mining & Dredging Co., whn have secured two miles of the unwnrked portion of Manson creek, commencing at
tho termination of the old works nnd
extending down stream. The values
of the bedrock of this property have
yet to be demonstrated by a working
test, but I huve not the slightest doubt
lhat they will be found to be quite
equal' tn  those   already  demnnstrated.
I know this country contains great
mining possibilities requiring unly the
necessary transportation facilities to
develop it into a first-class camp.
George A. Pupausky. a bunker,
broker and real estate agent of Chicago, has been arrested by the Federal
authorities, charged with posing as
"Grand Vizier of lhe Prince of Darkness," und practising sorcery. Ills
wife posed as "Mary Pupa, the greatest
witch in lhe world" and the two ure
said tn bave secured money'from thousands of Ignorant victims. If the statements made by die government agents
who Investigated ihe case were not
vouched for by the admissions nr the
dupes they would be impossible uf belief.
"Charmed money." "magic coin machines." "invisible helmets," "invisible
oil," "flutes which play by themselves."
amulets, talismans, ami all manner uf
charms were ihe stuck In trade. Credulous clients nut unly paid money for
these things, but returned again and
again   fur  more.    An  account   of  tlu*
Hurrah, No More
Lame Backs!
This Case Proves That the Best and
Strongest Liniment Ever Made
is Nerviline,
When it comes to determining tho real
merit of a medicine, no weight of evidence is more convincing than the
straightforward statement of somo Tollable, ami well-known person who has
been cured. For this reason wo print
the verbatim statement of Juaa E.
Powell, written from his homo in Carleton. " 1 am a strong, powerful man, six
feet tall, and weigh nearly two hundred.
I have been accustomed all my life to
lift great weights, but ono day I overdid
it, ami wrenched by back badly. Every
tendon anl muBclo was sore. To stoop
or bend was agony. I had a whole
bottle of Nervaiine rubbed on in one
day, ami by night 1 was well again, I
know of no liniment possessing one-half
tho penetration and pain-subduing properties of Nerviline. 1 urge its use
strongly as an invaluable liniment and
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SUCh as strains, sprains, swellings, neuralgia, sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism,
and muscular pain,"
No batter medicine for curing pain
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- -rub it mi ami rub it in -that rubs out
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schemes worked by pupausky and his
wife seems liko a humorous parody of
Ibe   "Arabian    Nli'lils."        line   uf   lhe
episodes is related hy ibe govornmont
Investigators substantially ns CoIIowb;
a cortain i r man, wishing tu gol
rb-h quick, vlsiled lhe "Grand Vizier
or the Prince of Darkness."
"Vour   ease   Is   pitiful,"   I be   wizard
said, "but   fnrluimtoly   I   have  i Ivcd
from Baghdad Just the thing to do
you guud," ami lie held up lo lho llKht
a small vial.
'"I'hls." be sai.l. "Is (be uil uf Invisibility. Tonight, ai the mo mon I when
the moon stands iu tlie middle nf the
sky, rub thc oil iniu (be skin of your
race threo limes, each lime repealing
tin* magic words which 1 shall reveal
tn you when you pay me JT'O."
The man paid the $60 and departed.
That night he rubbed the ull intu his
face, repeated the magic wurds, and
went tu sleep. In tbe murnillg. believing the ull had made him invisible, the
man ran into a nearby public house
and started to wpen the cash register.
"Whal are yuu dulng there?" shout- 4
ed the publican.
"Can you see me?" asked the man
In great surprise.
"Sure I can see ynu. Got nut of
here,"  responded  the   publican.
He seized tbe man. believing him to
be half-witted, nnd ran him Inte the
street, administering a shower of
kicks. The sorcerer explained to blm
he must have pronounced the magic
words  with  the  wrong accent.
At a concert fnr charity in a country
town. Miss Carter obliged by reciting
"Thr Village ninckumlth." At the
conclusion of her recital the rural
audience cheered.
"Aneower." they cried.    "Aneower!"
Miss Carter was nbout to grant the
request when a burly follow very much
out of breath tupped her on the
"I've just cume round from In front,"
whispered tiie man excitedly. "I want
yer to do me a favor."
"Well, what Is ll?" queried .Miss Carter.
"It's this." whispered the intruder.
"1 happen Ier be (hi1 feller ynii've been
lalkin' about, and I want yer tn put
In a verse this time sayin' as huw 1 let
.ait bicycles."
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disponing of grain sblppi-d by fanners to Fort William, Port Arthur and
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The Key to Yesterday
ly, when she reached that port and
sailed ngain without either seeing
Saxon or receiving a message from
him, she wns decidedly surprised, and,
though she did not admit it even to
herself, sho was likewise alarmed.
It happened that one of her fellow
passengers on the steamer Orinoco
was n tall, grave gentleman, who wore
his beard trimmed in the French fashion, and who in his bearing had a certain air of distinction.
On a coast vessel, It was unusual for
a passenger to hold himself apart and
reserved against the chance companionships of a voyage. Vet, this gentleman did ho. He had heen introduced
liy the cnptnln as M. Herve, had bowod
nnd smiled, but since that lie had not
sought in further the acquaintanceship
or to recognize it except by a polite
bow or smile when he passed one of tho
party on hiu solitary deck promenades.
Possibly,  this  perfunctory greet iug
Would havo l n the limit nnd confine
of tret.* rtssnelutlons, hnd he not eliuiii'-
od to be standing one day near*enoiigh
to Duska and Steele (o overbear their
conversation. The voyage wns almost
ended, nud New York wns not for off.
Long ago, Hie lush rnnkticHs of the
tropics bad given way to the more
tomporate beauty of the higher /one.
nnd Ihis beauty was lhe homily of early
steep, was talking or Frodortck Marston, und the girl was listening with
Interest. As long as Snvon Insisted on
remaining the flrsl disciple, she mnst
of course be Interested iu bis deml-gnd.
Jusi now, however. Saxon's name was
not montionod, Finally, tho strangor
turned, and come over witb it smile
"When i hear tho name of Frederick
Marston," be subl, "I um challenged to
Interest. Would I be asking too much
If I sought to Join you In your talk of
The girl looked up and welcomed him
with her accustomed graciousnoss,
while Steele drew up a camp-stool, and
tbe Frenchman seated himself.
For a while, be listened sitting there,
his Angers olaspod about his somewhat
stout knee, and his face gravely speculative, contributing to tbe conversation
nothing except his attention.
"You see, I am Interested In Marston," he at length began.
• The girl hesitated. She had just
been expressing the opinion, possibly
absorbed from Saxon, that the personality of the artist was extremely disagreeable. As sbo glanced at M. Herve.
the thought Hashed through ber mind
that tbls might possibly be Marston
himself. She knew that master's fondness for thc Incognito. But she dismissed the idea as highly fanciful, and
even ventured frankly to repeat hor
At last, Herve replied, with great
"Mademoiselle, I had the honor to
know the great Frederick Marston
once. It was some years ago. He keeps
keeps himself much as a hermit might
tn these days, but I am sure that the
portion of the story I know Is not that
of the vain man or of the poseur.
Possibly," he hesitated modestly, "it
might Interest mademoiselle?"
"I'm sure of it," declared the girl.
"Marston," he began, "drifted into
the Paris ateliers from your country,
callow, morbid, painfully young and
totally Inexperienced. He was a tall,
gaunt boy with a beard that grew
hardly as fast as his career, though
Anally it covered his face. Books and
pictures he knew with passionate love.
With life, he was unacquainted; at
men, he looked distantly over thc deep
chasm of his bashfulness. Women he
feared, and of them he knew no more
than be knew of dragons.
"He wns eighteen then. He was ln
the Salon at twenty-two, and at the
height of fume at twenty-six. He Is
now only thirty-three. What he will
be at forty, one can not surmise."
The Frenchman gazed for a moment
at the splrnllng smoke from bis cigarette, nnd halted wtth the uncertainty
of a ban) wbo doubts his ability to do
Justice to his lay.
"I find the story difficult." Ho smiled
wltb some diffidence, then continued
"Hnd I the art to tell It, it would he
pathos. Marston was a generous fellow, beloved by those who knew him,
but quarantined by his morbid reserve
from wide ucquaintnnccshlp. Temperament—ah, that Is a wonderful thing!
It Is to a man what clouds and mists
are to a land! Without them, there Is
only urid desert—with too many, there
are storm and endless rain and dreary
winds. He bnd the storms and rain
and winds In bis life—but over nil ho
hnd the genius! The masters knew that
before tbey had criticized him six
months, ln a year, they stood abashed
before him."
"Oo on, please!" prompted Duska, In
a soft voice of sympathetic Interest
"He dreaded notoriety, he feared
fame. He never had a photograph
taken, and, wben It was bis turn (o
poso In the sketch clnsses, where the
students alternate ns models for their
fellows, bis nervousness wns actual
suffering. To be looked ut meant, for
him, to drop his eyes and find his hands
In his way—the hands that could paint
the finest pictures In Europe!
"To understand bis half-mad conduct, one must understand his half
mad genius. To most men who can
command fame, tho plaudits of clap<
ping bunds are as the lucenso of
triumph. To him, there was but the
art Itself—the praise meant only embarrassment. His Ideal was that of
the Knglish poet—a land:
■"Where no one shall work for monoy
And no one shall work for fame-
With none but tho master to praise
And none but tho master to blame.
That was what he wished, and could
not hnve In Paris.
"It wns In painting only that ho for
got himself, and became a disembodied
magic behind a brush. When a picture
called down unusual comment from
critics nnd press, ho would disappear
—remain out of sight for months. No
ono knew where he went.   Once, I re
member, in my time, ho stayed away
almost a year.
'He knew one woman ln Paris, besides the models, who were to him impersonal things. Of that one woman
alone, he was not afraid. She was a
pathetic sort of a girl. Her large eyes
followed him with adoring hero-wor-
hlp. She was the daughter of an
English painter who could not paint,
one Alfred St. John, who lodged In tbe
rear of the floor above. She herself
was a poet who could not write verse.
To her, he talked without bashfulness,
and for her he felt vm.-. sorrow. Love!
Mon dleu, no! IC he hnd loved her, he
would have tied from bor lu terror!
Hut she loved him. Then, he fell
111. Typhoid it was, and for wcehs he
wns in his bed, wllh the papers crying
out each day what 0 disaster threatened (Trance und tin* world, If he should
lie, And she nursed blm, denying her-
lelf rest. Typhoid muy lie helped hy
ll physician, bill the patient owes his
life lo Ibe nurse. When he recovered,
his one obsessing thought was lhat bis
life really belonged to her rather than
lo himself. I have already •'aid be was
morbid balf lo llie point of madness.
GoulUS Is sometimes so!
"My no means a constant abslntheur.
In his moods he liked lo watch the
opalescent glooms that Hash Iu a. glass
of Pernod. One night! when In* hnd
token more, perhaps, than was bis custom, he returned lo his lodgings, resolved to pay lbc dobt, wllh an offer
f marriage,
"1 do not know how much was the
morbidness of bis own temperament,
and bow much wns Ihe absinthe. 1
know that nfter thai it wus all wormwood for tbem both.
She was proud. She soon divined
that he had asked her solely out of
sympathy, uml perhaps It was at ber
urging thnt he left Paris alone, Perhaps, It was because bis fame was homing too great to allow his remaining there longer a recluse. At all
events, he went nway without warning
lied predpltontly. No one was astonished. His friends only laughed.
For a year they laughed, then they bo-
came a trifle uneasy. Finally, however, these fears abated. St. John, hts
father-in-law, admitted that he was
In constant correspondence with the
master, and knew where he was in
hiding. He refused to divulge his
secret of place. He snid that Marston
exacted his promise—that he wanted to
hide. Then camo new pictures, which
St. John handled as his son-in-law's
agent. Paris delighted in them. Marston travels about* now, and paints.
Whether he Is mildly mad. or only as
mal as his exaggerated genius makes
him, I have often wondered."
To be Continued.
\ tax on all schemers, which, from
tho Inventive, irenius nf idleness, would
produce annually at least $900,000.
A tax on all attorneys who were not
able to prove that. In the course of a
year's practice, one-eighth of their Income was got honestly, which, from
my knowledge of the fact, would produce half a million.
A tax on all liars, which, on an average of only one In a hundred being a
mnn of truth, would produce a sum
not less than sufficient to pay the
national debt In two years.
A tax on every person thnt went to
an Italian opera, who did not understand the language; on every person
who attended a concert, without a
knowledge of music, and on all persons
sleeping at church, might produce In
one year $500,000.
A tax upon all gentlemen who boasted of femnle favors that they never received. This, on an average, might
be computed a tax on 9,990 men nut of
ten thousand, wbo had attained the
age of twenty-one years, and would
produce, ot n moderate Interest per
capltum nn annual revenue of $.S00.00O.
A tax on nil slander and backbiting;
nne Methodist to be considered ns four
Chm chmen, would produce, nt a penny
per head, ninety-nine persons nut of
every hundred In the kingdom ns subject to duty.
A tax on all young gentlemen whn
had got an university education nnd
made the grnnd tour, but who could
not o nstrue an ode of Horace or tell
In whnt part nf tho world tbe Alps lay.
This, on computation, might produce
$20,000 yearly.
A tax on mock visits, pretended ailments of body, fictitious headaches,
nnd other Incidental nonentities In women of fnshlon, might render «ix in ten
throughout tbe higher and second
orders nf the female world liable to
A notable native sportsmun, Kunwnr
Amnid Singh, brother of the Raja of
Kashlpur, recently hnd a remarkable
encounter with a leopard nt Kashlpur
lu I In Uil Tal district.
The Kunwnr Sahib wns out shooting and unexpectedly enme on a
leopard nboul a hundred ynrds distant
from blm. He Dred with 280 Itoss
rifle, using a hollow nosed bullet. The
bullet struck the beast on tbe ribs and
knocked blm down, but apparently it
did blm no vital ihimnge.
The Kunwnr Siihib and his attendants, all on foot, followed up the wounded animal to some long gruss, from
whlcb the lonpnrd ehnrged, making for
one of the attendants. To save bis follower the Kunwnr Sahib, who Is conspicuous In a family famous for por-
sonnl bravery, shouted uud drew the
leopard on to himself.
As tho brute charged blm the Kunwnr Sahib fired at him again with his
280. The hollow bullet thla time simply
burst on the skin without stopping the
leopard, and the holt of the rifle Jamming, the Kunwnr Sahib was left unprotected against the furious animal,
which leaped upon him nnd hit him on
tho brow nnd cheek.
Tho Kunwnr Sahib never lost his
presence of mind, and courageously
put both his hands Into the animal's
mouth nnd held Its jows opon. Then
followed a struggle between man and
leopard which resulted In tbo leopard
being thrown to tho ground, and thc
Kunwar Sahib, getting his hunting
knife from his attendant, who bad
come to his assistance, despatched it.
In tho tussle, in addition to the bites
on the face, the Kunwar Sahib received
some bad wounds in the hand, but
medical assistance was speedily available, and ho is progressing satisfactorily.
It sometimes happens lhat an employer brings his two-year-old Freddy
to the office, while his wife searches
the length, breadth, height and depth
of tho city for lace, curtains or a sideboard for ber husband's birthday surprise.
The stenographer must not lose this
grand and glorious opportunity. She
must immediately stop her work and
go Into thrills of rapture over Freddy's
uriy hair, intellectual forehead, deep,
searching eyes, peachy cheeks, sensitive mouth, dear llttlo ears, pearly
teeth, firm and determined chin und
never, never overlook calling attention to ibe ovldenl nud faithful resemblance he bears io his handsome
Tut her.
if Freddy shows u desire lo examine,
her bracelet at close range she shall
hnml It over ul once. If he wishes lo
tho workings of her revolving
chair she shall arise promptly nml
make lhe desired explanation wlib u
smiling face. If ho manifests a desire
to try her new fountain pen, her well-
sharpened pencils, or any of the other
■tides In her tool Ull. she shall give
tbetn up pleasantly, counting her loss
Freddy's gain.
Yes, If she hus a good, strong constitution uml steady, well-behaved
nerves, II will lie u splendid and telling stroke of diplomacy to un the little
rascal up on her chair, und let him
loose on her typewriter.
While all (his devastation l» taking
place the proud father has beard the
ixeltod ejaculations of delight and the
squeals of rapture bursting ever and
anon from little Freddy's red lips.
When, with one fell swoop, the little
tow-beaded imp, with both hands
comes down solidly on the whole keyboard at once, she hears a loud guffaw
from the delighted father—then Is the
tlmo for action. Delays nre dangerous!
Let her speak out lier greatest desire
and perhaps, 1 say, he may possibly
let her off at two-thirty for the mat-
In. e. If she gels through with her
work. It Is at once evident that her
chance of going to the matinee depends
entirely upon tho length of Freddy's
stay and this In turn depends upon the
ability of clerks, floorwalkers and managers of the various stores In assisting
Ills mother to decide between lace curtains and sideboards.
If Freddy overlooks the fact that it
would be fun to stand on the keyboard with both feet, the stenographer
shall feel that her cup runs over with
blessings. There also remains to her
the blessed relief and silent exultation
of the glorious moment when she can
say: "Good-bye, dear, come again";
reserving the right of mental swear
Was the cell, which was the origin
of orgontf. life on earth, vegetable or
animal? Hacckel nnd his followers
hold that it was vegetable and thnt the
cells of animal nature sprang from the
vegetable cells, which were the first
ceils formed. In tracing the grades In
the scale of beings lt Is not possible
to define clearly the point where one
nature branched off from the other.
Tlie scientist has tried ln vain to classify the good and the evil and to do
his work without invading thc field
of metaphysics. The animal and vegetable kingdoms are represented ns two
trees whoso roots cling together and
Intermingle nnd whose summits are
widely separated.
Among tho organic refuse cast up
by thc tides quantities of coral ine and
vegetable matters arc found. Among
them there nre very fine seaweeds
covered with rose and white calcareous
armor; some scientists have ranked
tbem nmong seaweeds; others Imve
classified them as polyps. There Is a
pretty little water plant, the "marsl-
liu," which closely resembles a grub
and sometimes rises on its little feet
as If to satisfy some occult impulse.
There are plants with systems comparable to the arterial system of the
human being. A fragment of the sar
gassum recalls to mind the ramifica
tions of tho human arteries. The sar
gassum Is but one of many peculiar
algae, of which there are at least fifteen thousand existing species, but It
Is the most voluminous member of the
family. One of Its plants attains a
length of three hundred meters. These
weeds are the giants of the vegetable
world. In the same family there are
dwarfs so small that tbey can be seen
nnly with the microscope. The bacteria
of typhoid fever, diphtheria, tetanus,
cholera, tbe plague, and other diseases
are nf the algae family. While they
are all Of the vegetable world, they are
more dangerous than wolves.
Mosses nnd lichens nre formed by
the Indissoluble ussoeintion of a mushroom uml un alga. Lichens cover
the arid ground, tbe rocks, trees, und
walls; thoy are gray, yellow, and very
often a vivid green,
It is supposed that the "manna" described in Mlbtlcal history as "a small
white thing tike boar frost," which
was seen on the ground when the dew
disappeared, was a lichen nf the sort
common In Europe und Is lbo only
nourishment of the reindeer of Lapland. It has been said tbat were Lapland to be deprived nf the reindeer
lichen Ibe country would become n
lt Is probable that the original vege-
tntlon nf the World's Ilrst dnys of vor-
duro sprang from Ibe deposits of tin*
lichens. Only a few sporen nf mush-
ruums and nf algao were needed to
start plant production in all parts nf
the globe. The little whitish lichen
called tho "edible purmelia" In carried
all over Asia by tho winds and deposited In masses in tho Crimea, where
tho peoplo cat It and feed It to their
gnats. Thc debris of the lichenn ac
cumulates and propares the layer of
humus soil In which other plants can
live. Irish lichen, or mosn, Is one of
tho benellclent growths of onrtb. Many
mosses have a commercial value; they
may choko the growth of tho springing plnnt, but they servo nn filling for
tho mattresses of tho poor, they aro
used for brooms and brushes, nnd an
they nro had conductors of hoat, they
are valued as filling for tho sides of
ice-boxes. Liko lichens, moss forms
soil, or humus, on the arid ground and
makes a bod where olher plants may
grow. It moderates tho floods of the
mountain rivers, because its roots are
thirsty drinkers, while In tho forest
It Is a feeder of the streams.
The microscope reveals tho beautiful
tissue of the leaves of the mosses, and
the peculiarly minute care taken by
nature lo preserve thom from the ex-
tiLiii' i of heat and cold. Moss plants
nro shaped like vases; they are often
of elegant and graceful forms. Some
of them have rows of cells, one laid
above the other, and closed by double
ranks of teeth, the outer side shelllike and colored and the Inner side
diaphaneous and supple. The ranks
of the teeth are set In groups which
vary in numbor as the species vary;
but the groups In a species always
contain the sume number of teeth.
The teeth vary In number from four
to sixty-four, in some species they
(tho teeth) are (damped over a membrane to form a drum hermetically
closed by a cover rounded like a
beadle's cap. The cap is covered with
a smooth cnlf trimmed with long yellow hairs. When the plant reaches
maturity the cap falls off, the teeth
open and close with rhyHituic motion,
nml the spores Issue from lhe heart of
the plant, lo be carried by Ibe winds,
as thoy have boon curried since first
the   lichen  worked   for  the  formation
of ibe verdure of the eiirlh. The
movements of mosses mid lichens are
so like the actions of men Dial scientists have found reasons for attributing their acrobatlo work lo an animal
Fresh air enthusiasts nre familiar
enough to most of us, but we hear less
of enthusiasm for light. Darkened
parlors, darkened bedrooms, darkened
sickrooms, nre too common. Sir B. W.
Richardson, the eminent'London scientist nnd physician, declared that when
tbo professors of healing entor a sickroom their first words In most cases
ought to be Goethe's dying exclamation, "More light! More light!" The
light of tbe sun is God's own microbe-
killer, germicide, disinfectant, prophylactic, sickness healer. There is no
physician, no chemical antidote, no
compounded prescription to be com-
pured with sunlight. Without it, nature
could not perform her functions. Man,
beast, bird, Insect would fall victims
to the deadly gases that would prevail.
The horrid mists nnd deadly gases are
dispersed and decomposed by the action of light. Let it in, everywhere!
Let the light in more and more abundantly. Faded carpets are not as pitiful
as faded cheeks. Spoiled cushions are
trivial compared with spoiled health.
Darkened rooms are too suggestive of
darkened lives.
Chicago has the distinction of furnishing the first woman recruit to the
ranks of the civil nnd consulting engineers, soys a writer in the Technical
World Magazine. This Is Mrs. Mary
E. Ewing, widow of the late William
Bion Ewing, one of the most prominent engineers of the middle west, who
died Inst spring. Mrs. Ewing has taken
up and is carrying to successful completion work on various sewerage
and water systems costing approximately half a million dollars, which
her husband had under way or In
course of planning at the time of his
death. She appeared beforo the
hoards of all tbe villages and the different companies with whom Mr. Ewing had contracts, and lt Is a remarkable tribute to her technical knowledge
and executive ability thnt each village
and each company unhesitatingly
passed the contracts into her hands
for completion of tbe work.
Mrs. Swing's training was secured
liy assisting hor husband with his
work, In which she was Intensely Interested, throughout their married
life, a period of twenly-flve years.
Much of Mr. Swing's plnnnlng for tbe
larger contracts was done In the quiet
nf their home, and so Mrs. Ewing had
an oppurtunlty to observe tn the best
advnntage his methods of work and
his solutions nf the various problems
connected wltb It. They also rend and
studied together many of the technical
books, while Mrs. Ewing took care
nf the maps, blue prints, tracings nnd
nther drawings, besides otherwise
"serving as general olllco hoy," as she
expresses It. In addition to this, she
went with her husband on many trips
nf Inspection to Ibo scenes of the
actual construction, nnd thus wan enabled tn become familiar with the
prnetlcnl side of the work.
Although Mrs. Ewlug's entruneo Into
n field of work heretofore unexplored
by women has created widespread In
terest nnd discussion, she herself Is the
least excited of anyone liy ronson ut
her unique situation. She considers
It the most natural thing In the world
that, being familiar wltb her husband's
work, sbe should have stepped In nnd
assumed the mantle of liis professional
duties. Sbe earnestly ndvoenton every
woman Interesting herself In her husband's profession and associating herself with him in his business, since It
nol only draws tbem closer together
bul has tbe practical value of making
a woman Independent aud fortifying
her Ognlnit emergency. She considers
tbnt civil engineering offers splendid
opportunities to women who have In
cllnntlonn In that direction. In her
opinion there Is no feature (>f the work
that In outside nf n womnn's element,
und put Into actual practice she finds
It extremely fascinating.
Telephono   lines    In   Germany   are
owned nnd  operated  by  tho German
gnvernment.     The   telephono   service
belongs to the post office, and tho tele
phono lines nre operated by the tm
pcrlal   postal   authorities,   except   In
Bavaria and Wurtemborg, which have
maintained their separate postal ner
vice.   The total number of subscribers
In tho Gormnn empire, including Hav
aria and Wurtemberg, it  Is stated In
tho recent report, was 891,971 In 1906
and 1,040,849 In 1910.   The number of
conversations In 1905 was 1,207,446,753
and   l,f04,6_2.621   In  1910.    It  will  he
observed that the numlier of subscribers  has Increased moro rapidly than
the number of conversations.
Current Comment
(From tbo Victoria Colonist)
When tho despatch came from
Spokane saying that tiie man who had
shot the city editor of a newspaper
thero wus not guilty of murder, an
irr verent reporter remarked that a
man wbo would shoot an editor was
entitled to a bonus. Tbo Spokane jury
did not go so far as that, but probably
looked upon editors as foroces natura,
and as such fit sport for any man with
a gun, but not on ns hi^h a plane ns
coyotes, for whose noses there Is u
(From the Hamilton Spectator)
Several American governors are in
conference »t Seattle, ono of their objects being to attempt lo stem the tido
of immigration to Canada. Probably j
they never heard of the Interesting old
lady who tried lo keep the sea back
with a broom,
(From tlie Toronto Mall aud Empire)
In un analysis of complaints ugalnst
newspapers, the editor of tbo Hart-
ft.d (Conn.) Globe says that reporting Is frequently far too accurate for
the comfort nf public men. At least
It Is certain that thero are many occasions when they are reported as saying what they intended to say—and
(From the Vancouver News-Advertiser)
The sentence of two years' Imprisonment imposed upon a citizen for receiving payment upon the sale of land
which he could not deliver and to
which he had not the slightest claim,
is eminently just. It Is most unfortunate that in every line of business
there aro engaged a certain number
of men utterly devoid of the first principles of decency and integrity. The
pity is that they cannot be properly
labelled that oil may know their true
(From the Saskatoon Star)
A   Winnipeg   magistrate   says    he
would shoot joy  riders.    If that  he-
c     es the order there will be a great
season's sport ahead.
(From tho Toronto Mall and Empire)
If the cage ln which a prisoner at
the Sault St.. Marie lock-up was
roasted to death was not also destroyed, it should at once become the place
of custody of the man or men responsible for the absence of the key at
the tlmo of the tragedy.
(From the Toronto Mall and Empire)
There will be profound regret that
the evening of General Booth's life has
deepened Into the darkness of night.
The surgical operation that won intended to remove a cataract from one
of his eyes appears to nave been a terrible mistake, for total blindness
threatens to follow it.
(From the Toronto Mall and Empire)
The Publicity Commissioner of
Moose Jaw had 50,000 postcards sent
out, on which was printed the wish
that poverty might be consigned to
regions other than those of the waste
basket—and which contained an Invitation to reside in Moose Jaw. The
cards were confiscated. There Is a
limit to the expression of contempt for
poverty even as an abstraction. But
If Moose Jaw has lost 50,000 cords It
has gained five-fold In advertising.
(Frot:i the Calgary Albertan)
American cities are rectifying the
mistakes of the past at enormous cost.
The young cities of tho Canadian west
have made fewer mistakes only because they aro younger. While the
older cities of the east must undergo
painful and expensive operations be
fore their crooked limbs can be made
straight the younger cities of the west
nre mere "ugly ducklings" with thc
whole future before thom In which to
grow beautiful.
(From the British Whig)
So far ns the Immigrants from Eu-
r pe are concerned, we may be right.
But do we ever pause and consider
why It Is that people should leave like
opportunities which are said to be
present over the border to como to
us? Is there not something mnre behind it tban tbe mere seeking of what
we have to offer in material things?
We do not denlro to flatter ourselves,
hut Is lt not true tbnt there Is something In our laws ami Institutions,
something in our spirit nf Justice,
which in no small measure have likewise their magnetic powers'.' Surely
such Is the case, there Is no gainsaying thc fact.
(From the Davidson Leader)
It iloen not become a community,
any more than an Individual, to have
a tOO exalted opinion of itself, its gift.
Its accomplishment, nnd Iln achievement. But, on lho other hand, communities, like over-modest Individuals,
may do themselves grove Injustice by |
remaining In tho background, while
others, less worthy nf consideration
by reason of their lesser claim In the
matter of Inherent qualification or endowment, press forward, and perhaps
Justifiably occupy the places of distinction that properly belong to bettor
qualified, but moro unassuming Individuals or communities. That Is an
nid truism put In a now nnd extended
wny nnd its force Is borno out nnd exemplified In the case of our town and
dlntrbt of Davidson. We havo hidden our light under a bushel, or, at
all events, fulled to give it the prominence thnt In its due.
(From lho Hamilton Spectator)
If tiriires do not He, thero wero but
7,700 convictions for crime In Canndn
last year, an  against 14,448  the year
previous. This speaks well for public
morality. At the same time it will be
very inadvisable to leave one's pocket-
book lying around loose.
(From the Montreal Star)
A convention at Seattle to stem the
tido of American ('migration to Canada,
is about the finest compliment that
our west has yot received. The hemorrhage is being felt so severely in the
American stales that their governors
feel that they must try to do something about it—a condition of panic
whicli our provinces never reached at
the height of "the exodus." But thoy
will not be able to stop the drain. The
lure of the Canadian wost Is too strong.
It Is felt all over the civilized world;
and thore is no nation tu touch with
"tlie news" which does not see every
loose human particle Within its boundaries powerfully drawn toward Canada.
(From the Toronto News)
Enormous development Is inevitable
In the vast empire thut lies beyond
Lake Superior. Immigrants are flowing in at an unprecedented rate, and
any attempt to put a brake on this
country would prove futile. No such
attempt will be made. It Is the business of the banks and of the railways
lo keep pace with the country.
(From the Toronto Mail and Empire-
Mary Dubai, of Binghompton. N.Y.,
has been sentenced to four months'
imprisonment in the Onandaga Penitentiary for beating her husband. It
was shown that she was in the habit
of abusing him. This unnatural wife
is a woman suffragist.
Sir Cecil Smith, director of the Victoria and Albert Museum at South
Kensington, with the sanction and cooperation of tho board of education,
has provided a treat for lovers el
Dickens of whieh hundreds of visitors
have availed themselves. To mark
the centenary of the world-famous
novelist, a "special" Dickons exhibition
has beon arranged.
The exhibition, which will remain
open until October, is added to ths
permanent Forstor bequest exhibition
and contains Dickens relics of 3upr»ni*-*
Interest. For it room ,-1.1 has been wt
apart. The display is excellently ir-
ronged In three sections—autographs,
manuscripts and books. Accompanying theso there Is a wonderful collection of illustrations, portraits and
photographs. The material relating to
Dickens' works has  be*?n grouped.
Naturally "David Coppertieid" at
once attracts attention. In thia collection are the corrected proofs if tiie
novel, which show that "King Charles'
head" was an afterthought, and waa
only introduced after the manuscript
had been sent to the printers. Dickens originally wrote: "Do you recollect the date?" said Mr. Dtck. looking
earnestly at me, and taking* up hia pen
to note it down, "when that bull gut
Into the china warehouse and did -jo
much mischief.'" In the corrected
proof Dickens cut out th* latter portion ond inserted "when King Charles
the First had his head cut off?"
The "Oliver Twist" collection is
equally Interesting. In one letter about
the work Dickens wrote: "I hope to
do great things with Nancy." end ib
another to George Crulkshank_ h<- tatted the nrtlst to design th** last plate
again—"I feel confident you know me
too well to be hurt by this enquiry
and with equal confidence in you I
have lost no timo in preferring it." The
two designs _re placed side by side.
Seemingly the title of "Master Humphrey's Clock" gave Dickens some
trouble, for in a letter nne reads—■"!
Incline rather more to -Uaster EEmn-
phrey's Clock' than 'Old Humphrey'.
Clock.' if so be it that there Is no
danger of tho pensive confounding
'Master' with a hoy."
Among other features are tho unfinished manuscript of "Edwin Drnod";
a corrected proof of the preface to the
1817 edition of "Pickwick." in which
Dickens cut out the dedication. "This
edition of my books Is dedicated to my
English renders"; several Int-rosting
diaries; playbills with Dickons' name
on; mnny good portraits, and a collection of sketches by Cruikshank. For
all whn value the work of DI.-k.in*->
this edition to London's exhtblQou Is
a place to visit.
The amount of air breathed in at one
normal inhalation of an average male
adult Is ""ii oublo centimetres, or 30.5
cubic inches; but when taking -vigor-
OUI exercise, seven times   i*-* much.
Tho total area nf the lung surfaces
Is nbout 30 Square metres or 3-3 square
feet; thnt of the body, however, only
2 square metres or Kl.SI square feet.
An adUlt breathes ordinarily. In a
minute, about IK times; when doing ordinary physical work. 96 limes; when
taking vigorous exercise, 60. In case
of Inflammation Of the lungs the respiration takes plnce nt the rate of
about 40 breathl a minute.
In the nasal passages the nir Is
warmed more rapidly and thoroughly
than when It passes Into the lungs
through tbe mouth. Air at a temperature of 0 dog. Cent.—42.8 deg. Fah.—*
In raised to 32 dog. Cont.—89.6 deg.
Fah.—during tbe short time of an inhalation through the nose. Tbe reason of the more thorough warming
by nasal breathing Is that the total
surfneo of the nasal pnnsnges In the
average ndult is 100 square centimetres
or 16.6 square Inches; those of the
mouth having an area of only 70 square
centimetres or 10.85 square inches. So
tho nasal passages have 30-70 or 62.86
per cent, more surface, hence greater
effective warming power, than the oral.
The story runs that a certain rather
prominent gentleman wns playing golf.
Coming up to his ball, after n drive, he
remarked tn a looker nn: "That's a
good lie."
"Yes," returned the other; "you
should try your Ananias Club on thnt.
The I. D. SMITH CO., of New York, take possession of
Furniture Stock
ai^tL Opposite Post Office, ChilliwacK, B.C.
Conditions which make this announcement imperative are explained below.   The I. D. Smith Sales
Co. of New York, by order of C. T. McHATTIE, ASSIGNEE, take possession of  Trenholm's  Bankrupt
Stock, in fact every asset owned and controlled by Trenholm.   The I. D. Smith Co. will proceed at
once to wind up the affairs at the earliest possible moment to save time and expense.
Starting next Wednesday July 24th at 9 a.m, The I. D. Smith Sales Co. will offer at public retail
sale Trenholm's entire Bankerupt stock and fixtures, regardless of cost, loss or profit. THE TREMENDOUS SIGNIFICENCE OF THIS GREAT EVENT will appeal most irresistably to any careml buyer, as
a sale of such magnitude as this is no respector of value cost or loss.   It has but one object, one
aim, that is the immediate turning of all merchandise into cash.
YOU never did before, and you never will again, buy new and desirable Furniture at the most
stupendous reduction ever attempted in this Valley. We are forced to turn every dollar's worth
of goods and fixtures in the store into cash, so when we tell you that the entire stock is at your
disposal at prices less than cost of manufacture, you can rely on the truth of the assertion, and we
say to you, don't hatch up a doubt to cheat yourself out of this great opportunity. We want you
to come here and see for yourself how closely we cleave to the line of truth in placing this assortment of solid facts and values before you.
Store Open
Every Day
Until 6 p. m.
Saturday 10 pm
A Gentle Hint—Be on Hand Promptly
Wednesday Morning July 24 at 9 o'clock
THE I. D. SMITH SALES CO., of New YorK, for the
Store Open
Every Day
Until 6 p. m.
Saturday 10 pm


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