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uh**! ••■'"''MivJjNs
Vol. 1.
C. A.  lIAItlll.lt
Killtor nnd Proprietor
No. no
Working to Capacity.
The Chilliwack Cannery is a very
busy industry and is working lo full
capacity. This week sixty-live
people are on the pay roll, anil 7000
two pound cans are lieing put up
every working day.
M-mr. Will, Experimental Plat.
W. K. Seott, Deputy Minister of
Agriculture, WOSII visitor to the vnl-
lev last Thursday and Friday He
inspected the Gnvornincnt IDxpori-
mental Plot established here last
spring, where vegetables nnd small
fruits are lieing grown, ami ex pressed himself as being woll plonsud wiih
lhe progress i le  anil   lhe resulls
obtained thus fur.
R*-Elected President
.1. W. (liillowayai.il D. II. McLennan I'epri'Setileil lhe local society
of SI. Andrew's al lhe twenty-sixth
celebration of the St. Andrews ami
Caledonian Soolnllos al Brockton
Point, Vancouver, bn Saturday afternoon, At the sei'iinil annual convention of the uhove societies which
precei'deil Ihe spiills, ,1. \V. Gllllo"
way was re-elected presidontof lhe
Societies fur the coining year.
John Stacker Passes Away.
The death occurcd at Bnseilale on
Friday, Aug. '1 of Mr. John Sleeker
senior member nf tho firm of Sleeker
and Close. Deceased was seventy-
eight years of age. The remains
were sent to Vancouver, by request
of the deceased, lo bo cremated
and on tlic return the funeral was
conducted h.v Canon Hinehliffe,
interment boing mado iu the Odd
Fellow's cemetery.
Nay Select Coitus Lake
The Bon Accord lish hatchery,
which has boon in operation on the
site of Port   Munn   twenty-eight
years will sunn he closed   owing  tn
ihe dillifiiliy of maintaining n lish
hulnhory on a cily site. Tho Dominion Govorninnnl hus sold lhe lund
nud building lo the Canadian
Northern Railway und il is believed
ihul lhe company will tlcoil  lhe
building lo lhe cily Iii hi' used us  n
municipal ball or somotliing of the
kind. It will lie necessary to build an
othor hatchery I" lake tho pin I
the Bun Accord Institution am'
Citlliis Lake, not far from Chilli
waek may  he  selected.—Province
Dr. Rntherfnrd Ar-poinled.
. Calgary, Aug.—Announcement
is made al the oiliee of the Department uf Natural Resources, of the
appointment of Dr. .1. (I. Rutherford, formerly chief veterinarian attached to the Dominion government
service at Ottawa, to the posit ion of
superihtendaut of animal busbm.-
dry of the agricultural branch,
Canadian Pacific Railway.
For use in tho Government exhibit
al Ottawa farmers of the valley arc
asked to bring to the secretary of
Board of Trade, D. E. Carelton, at
the City ball, samples of grain in
the stnik, also a couple of quarts of
each kind. Tlie name of the owner
will accompany the samples and
will Ims displayed with the grain.
Tlic grain will Is- paid for if desired.
Samples should Ihs iu not later than
Seotombor I.
CUfiwick Eittit il VuMira Fair.
On bonall <>f the Board of Trade
and the Chilliwack Agricultural
Society, J. S. Mnynnrd and 11. T.
Goodlnnil, arc collecting a very line
exhibit of products of the Chilliwaek Valley to Iss shown at
tbc Vancouver fair which o|)cns
on Monday next. It is expected
that a handsome prize will lie
captured, which in addition to the
advertising value of the project is
well worth while, ami a movement
which should receive tlie individual
support and eiidorsntiou of all.
Drowned al Harrison River.
Geo. 11. McLean, of   Grundvicw,
Prince ISdwnrd Island, wns nc-
ciileiiliilly drowned on Thursday
last nl Harrison Mills. The do-
censed who was a young uian of
twenty yenrs, was in lhe employ of
the C. P. I!., ami was engaged with
two companions in unloading u
scow, win n he lust his balance uud
wus thrown Into the river. Before
tho others realized thc seriousness
of the situation young McLean was
curried by the current of the river,
underneath a boom of logs, where
he wus beyond nllitid. TheC. P. It.
offered a reward of$60 fur the recovery of tho body but it was not found
until yesterday. .1. C. Henderson,
of Chilliwack, took charge of tlie
remains, which lie enbalmed ami
shipped to tho deceased's parental
home on P. E. Island. The young
mun was a line specimen of manhood, standing over six feet, and
his death is much lamented by his
New (Mke E-sipneil.
The Municipal oiliee is now
graced by a new outfit of oiliee
furniture. A line table for llie use
ol the Council ami Clerk, a spacious
desk, swivel chairs, and olher
furniture give lho olllco a thoroughly up to date appearance.   Tho nl.l
crcscut shaped table which has done
service for so  long   is  absent  and
visitors to the oiliee miss it prompting of the question iu tbc  mind  of
"why."    There is snid   lo  lie  an
interesting story connected with the
history of this piece of olllco decoration.   More anon, perhaps.    Tlie
accommodating and genial clerk  of
the Municipnlitv, Chns. W.   Webb,
betrays at once his delight and satisfaction wiih Ids new surroundings.
The Free Press mini  called  at the
offlce Tuesday, ami found the clerk
actually sending a pressing  invitation to every proporly owner iu the
valley to call on him before December III of this year, when Ihey  will
have the delightful experience of
passing over a certain  amount of
the coin of the realm or its equivalent,  amidst surroundings   which
will  give  them  one of the   most
pleasant sensations of   thc   year.
This bit of advance  information  is
included with fifty-two issues of the
Free Press for the small sum of one
A Pretty Weddn*
A quiet but pretty wedding took
place here Wed. at one p.m. at the
resilience of Mr.  Wm. II. Walker,
the brides uncle.    The   contracting
narties were Mr. II. C.  Puttee,   son
of Dr. It. P. I'attei' of llawkeshury,
(Int.. and Mi-* Jeasla lsal>ell.s It,.itl
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
.lames W. Rnltt.ofEdmonton, Alta.
The home was decorated in beautiful
and artistic taste,  with sweet peas
andastorsliy Mr.C. Muir, representing the John McLeod   Nursery Co.,
of Kast Chilliwack.   The ceremony
was porformed in the drawing room
which luul been transformed into a
fragrant   bower,   und   tlic   bridal
party entered to the strains of the
wedding maroh beautifully rendered
by   Mrs. (Rev.)   R.   .1.    Douglas
The bride was given  away  by  her
father, and looked very dainty and
pretty in her wedding gown of pal-
lettc  silk,  and  carried  a   shower
bouquet of asparagus fern and roses.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
It. J. Douglas, in the presence of the
immediate relativesiindnfcwfriends,
after which a sumptuous wedding
dinner   was   served.   The    happy
couple were the recipients of many
beautiful ami costly  presents from
friends here and al Edmonton,Alta.,
llawkeshury, Ont., and Lachute, I'.
Q.    The groom's gift to the  bride
was a cameo brooch  studded   with
pearls.    Mr.   and Mrs.   Puttee left
immediately after dinner on their
wedding trip tss the  Coast  and  on
their return will reside inChilliwnck.
The bride's travelling costume was
of cream serge trimmed with green
iiiiii hat to match.
On Thursday Inst tho Chllllwaek
Creamery started making ico cream
and ico, tho latter being until this
year ureal luxury 111 Chilliwael;, the
absence nf whloli was often regretted
by the thrifty housewife, Frum
now on, however, Ice will lie freely
used in the homo, the Creamery
assisting in filling it hmg fell want
in this rospoot, A line new Ico make
ing machine has been installed, wilh
a eiipuciiy ol' malting cold enough lo
produce twenty-four ton of Ice per
duy.    Froni seven   to eight   ton of
Ice is made and lho m sstiry storage
for lbc milk uud creniit  produced
eneli working duy.    The pr ss of
lhe ice making Itself Is a very Inter-
ri'sling one, u fifty horse power
onglno run by olootriclty furnishing
the puwer uml pressure to produce
the [co, The Ico making plan! cost
in tho neighborhood of $6000. The
Ico cream freezer operated by steam
motive power, is also of lhe latest
design and tho first day, I'orly gallons
of Ico cream was made as a starter.
To taste this ico cream is to acquire
a desire lor inure and a good demand
will doubtless be fouml by tho cream-
cry for their pure ice cream.   Tho
milk anil erenin cooler bus nlso been
installed lliis year and  is u  greal
assistance to the delivery of  cream
and milk iu proper condition at its
destination,   When milk and cream
is brought to the Creamery it is
weighed, put ill large vats and pasteurized from where  it is  run and
forced up to a position at the top of
the cooler, which consists of tiers of
copper pipes covered with tin.   Tlic
top tiers ure tilled  with cold   wuter
and the bottom ones, over  whicli
the milk passes last with a cold brine
between (I and l"t  degrees,   so thnt
when the milk and cream is allowed
to pass over these from the top down
to the receptacle al the bottom it is
cooled to a temperature between 40
and 45 degrees.    It is then allowed
to run through taps into milk cans,
they lieing taken to lhe cold storage
room where they are ready fnr shipment.    On the day the Free  Press
representative wns   kindly   shown
through the Creamery by the genial
manager, Mr. W. K. McLeod, abnut
12,880 pounds of milk and over 1000
pounds of cream were -hipped from
the plant.   The priee of these two
dairy products has advanced nearly
forty per cent for the producer in
about a year anil a half, thus making it a very profitable thing for the
rancher to dispose of bis cream and
milk to the Crcamory.
For Supporting the Local Oil, Gas and Coal
(I) ll means (he development
of the Natural resources in ymir
own district.
L'l) The prosperity ol lho whole
menus the prosperity of tho In-
diviihiul, thorefore you will bonellt,
(:i)   Tl ontrnot between lho
Company and lhe Stockholders  for
is explicit   arid
ar   is  he    spent
in     Chilliwack
Chilliwaek  Field
(I) Every ilol
in actual work
dial i id.
(5) The slock is tho common
Btpck of the company nml bouollts
by success in the company's holding tm matter where they are
(li) The engineer's report is Incontestable evidence of good pros-
pucts, and recommends immediate
(7) The amount required by
the Company dues not amount to
!-(! of 1 per c_nt of the present land
value of Chilliwack Valley. Success
means adding at least 85,000,000
1st the value of the lands in the
district. Tlie blanket formation of
the valley places the same value
all lands in the valley, as a prospective oil field.
(8) The Company hold their
lands under leases anil have no
claim on the surface. As these
only amount to 1-0 of the total
ureas iu event of success, other
companies will immediately seek
holdings, thus the market will  lie
timulnleil and prices advanced.
(!l) Oil or gas means an industrial centre, increased markets at
your door and factories with payrolls
for the city.
(10) Money is being taken out
of the valley daily for the building up of other cities and districts
both in Canada and tho United
States. Your own community is
lieing starved for funds in consequence.
(11) During drilling operations
the district, is being freely and
effectively advertised all over the
continent.   You will benefit.
(12) A small investment cannot
cripple you and has every chance of
winning rich prizes Imth directly
and indirectly; very little more is
needed to ensure thc drill lieing
started. Be public spirited for
your own advancement.
The Cily Council held n short session nn Friday evening ut which the
four Debenture By-laws voted on
that day were finally   passed.    The
subject of amending tho   Liquor
License lly-lnw was postponed in-
ilelinilely. It was decided to ndver-
lisc the city's dobentures in the
Monetary Times and Financial Post,
tenders lo be in mil later than Sept.
Ist. Counoll adjourned to moot on
the following Mondny ovoning.
meeting Mondny evening
was also a brief uni'. W. A. Ruse
protested against the construction of
u cement sidewnlk on Princess avenue. The protest was received anil
Hied and the work ordered to be
proceeded with, owing to the fact
that tlic drainage afforded was a
Win. Young, through his solicitor
Mr. Ewen, claimed 81000 damages
froni the city for alleged false artest,
uud in the event of the same not being paid on or hefore Aug. !) proceedings would lie instituted. On
the advice of the Mayor who stated
thut the city hnd nothing to do with
the mutter, the communication wns
received and filed.
P. W. Lee, wrote complaining of
indiscriminate shooting by boys on
De Wolfe avenue, claiming that his
property hud lieen damaged thereby,
and requesting tbnt the city prevent
the nuisance. Tbc complaint was
handed to the Chief of Police.
The Municipality presented a bill
for 813 hospital lees.   Leftover.
Price Bros., milk dealers, claimed that all parties selling milk should
pay the business license, if they
were nsked to do so.    No action.
Yates A Hunley, who run a bus to
tlie ferry from the city, thought
they should not lie asked to puy n
license of 85 per year for so doing.
Tlie Council could not see the proposition in that light. Livery anil
automobile licenses were also a subject of discussion.
Mayor Waddington stated that he
would lie absent in Vietoria for a
week and appointed Aid. Gervan as
acting Mayor. While in Victoria
tlie Mayor will secure lulvicc on the
finnneiug of the waterworks proposition. >
The request for a cement curb on
botli sides of Mill Street was considered, and it was thougnt that same
was not necessary at present at least.
Council adjourned.
II. T. Goodland who hus lscen
for sonic time ondoavorlng insecure
a visil to tho valloy of Mis Royal
Highness the Duke of Connaught
during the Chilliwack Fnir, states
thut Iinui arrangements huve been
coinpleli'il, uml Ihul the Duke will
he iu Chilliwuek on the last duy of
the Fair, September 21.   The B.C.
E. U. will provide ii sj inl train for
tin' occasion and the event will be
one of greal Interest to the people of
the valley. The details of the program locally hns not beon completed
but Chilliwuek will rise in the occasion und every resilient o( the valley
will no doubt he present and delight
to honor so distinguished a guest as
Canada's Royal and popular Governor Goneral, the Duke of Connaught.
A special meeting of the Merchant's Association was held at the
City ball on Monday evening when
the business iu connection with the
picnic last week was wound up.
After the expenses have been met
the Association Iiiih about S75 in cash
nnd goods on the right side of thc
ledger. This does not include u
quantity of coffee, cocoa, ham, milk,
etc., given to the hospital. The
picnic from ull view points is considered must satisfactory, and the
merchants are looking forward to
making tho annual event next year
a still greater ami mora satisfying
If low prices interest you. Read
Ashwells ndvt. page 10.
The Chilliwuek ollii f F.J, Hart
& Co., have sold for .los. Pointer,
three uud ll half acres, bouse, stable,
etc., on Young road south lo Win.
Unllniice, of Zcalniulia, Sask., ut a
fair figure.    Mr. ami Mrs. Bidlunec
biivculreaily Inkon up residence In
tlieir new home.
11.80 sk. fs.r Hour at Ashwells.
Purity, Golden Grain, Royal Standard, Royal llouscholil, Five Roses
Read the full page advt. of I. I).
Smith Sales Co., in this issue. The
snle of Trcnlinhn's bankrupt slock
is one of mucli interest   to all who
are in need of furniture or bouse
The I. D. Smith Sales C
received wonl from  Mr. C. T.   Mc-
llntlie, of  Vancouvor,   assignee  of
Trenholm's estate, that Iho creditors
are asking for a settlement ami that
it is imperative to turn every dollar i
of Trenholm's slock Into cash at
once. The I. D. Smith Co., have
decided to literally give away the
balance ol stuck, so as to satisfy the
creditors, There will be joy in
many a household at the phenomenal bargains and money saving op-
portunilics this sale affords. Dealers
throughout this section will do well
to call and look over the slock
as everything in the bouse is priced
at less thun wholesale cost
The following will be of interest
to many friends of tbe groom in tlic
A quiet wedding was observed at
the St. Nicholas Street Chapel, Lancaster, England, on Saturday morning July 18, when Miss E. A. Ander-
ton of Lancaster and Mr. Win. Beer
of Chilliwack, B. C, were united in
the bonds of matrimony.
Tlic bride who was daintily attired in ivory silk trimmed with luce,
wns given away by ber father, Rev.
J .('.Pollard officiating. The bridesmaids, Miss M. Aiiderton and Miss
A. Andcrton, woresilvcrgrny dresses
and black huts trimmed witb pink
roses. Mr. .1. Nicholson nf Sliellield
performed the duties of  Itest  mnn.
After the ceremony, luncheon wns
partaken al tho bride's home, follow-
ing which tho happy pair departed
lftv01 for tholr honeymoon to the Isle of
Mnn midst showers of rice, confetti,
nnd got it I wishes from nil the assembled guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Beer arc sniling 'ii
tin' 80th ol Aug. und expect lo arrive
in Chilliwack aboul the middle of
Born—on July 28 to Mr, and
Mrs. .los. Conk, Cliilliwnck Central
roud, a daughter.
Born—nn Aug. 2 to Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Pearsons, Surdis, a son.
Burn—to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Craig on Aug. '!'> a son.
prepared to bo surprised, carry
goods homo at lho most ridiculous
prices ever placed on high class dependable merchandise. To accomodate OUl of town purchasers, store
will be opon every evening until  '••
Messrs. Carpenter and Carter,
Cbilliwaek Prairie Central Road bud
the misfortune to lose their burn
und contents by lire on Monday
afternoon, the loss being partially
covered by insurance. No cause is
known for tlic origin of the lire.
The four monoy by-laws submitted to tlie ratepayers lust Fri-
dny by small majorities. The vote
was siniill nlso, mnny either from
forgctfiilncss or indifference fuiling
... ,.v... In express un opinion. The total
Come | vote cast was 140, and the vote on
the | the various by-laws wns n-s follows
Mcciidninizing By-law for 830,.*HK»,
for H.s, against 66, spoiled helots 8,
necessary to curry HO; Druinnge
(8.1500) for ss. against 58, spoiled
•', necessary to carry 87; City Hull
(MSIX)), for 101, against 41 spoiled
1, necessary to carry 87 i Fire hnll
No. -.», (81000), for 94, ngninsl 50,
s-H.iled 2, necessary to carry 87
Matinee of moving piotuses nt
the Lyric Theatre every Saturday
afternoon at 8.80.
A regular meeting of the Municipal Council was heldl in tbe City
Hall on Saturday.
The Council in a letter expressed
its sympathy with Coun. and Mrs.
Bailey in their sad loss of their little
A communication from the Fraser
Valley Publicity Association re meeting at M ission was received and tiled.
An account for hospital charges
re Alfred Vantier was ordered to be
paid, the city to be asked to pay one
half of same to Municipality, as the
cuse wns one for joint payment.
('has. Gill nsked payment of fees
re S. P. C. A. vs Chinaman, and
matter was left with Reeve Wilson.
Reeve and Coun. Evans were requested to have the road at MoLeod's
known as the  Gibson   rond,   either
rocked or gravelled or both ns soon
ns possible.
It wus ordered that the bridge on
('hilliwaek Central road, near the
Carmiehaol and Rnlnofarni, Is. supported by timber, the work lo be
left in the bunds of Reeve Wilson, to
to Ise completed its soon as possible,
The tender of T. W. Hemphill,
was accepted for tho construction of
n concrete nreb culvert on tho South
Sumas road, where the Atehelltz
crosses thc same, the bridge to bo
guaranteed to carry a ten ton loud
and completed by Sept. 1",.
Coun. Evans was appointed to
huve tlie Forsyth rond cleared nnd
graded, nnd to settle nil elniins for
right of wny, if satisfactory settlement* can be mnde. Also to hnve
satisfactory grade made on Evans
road prior to gravelling.
Permission wns grunted the Chilliwuek Telephone Co., to plnce poles
on the Wells sub-division eight feet
from the property line subject to tho
approval of the Hoard of Wot-ks.
Councillor Minis wns grunted a
leave of absence for two months.
Accounts amounting to $1584,14.
were ordered to bopaid, and council
Take a
BROWNIES $1 to $10
$10 TO $20
Enquire (or Catalogue
Druggist and Stationer
.1. Knight & Co., lias put on a
delivery wagon.
Appreciate lhe Cheering, Comforting qualities of mir superior
Teas and Coffees, the l»'st on the
market. Tlieir excellent quality
makes them the most economical
to use, because a small quantity
produces as gsssid   results  n^,   or
better than, the cheaper grades.
nml vet our goods nre not  at alt
high iu price.   But you will Iiml
they arc money savers in  actual
Lillie's Special i! pounds  Ceylon
Ten - -        $1.00
Lillie's Special 6 pounds  Ceylon
Tea        -        -        $1.75
Lillie's Special   I pound  Ceylon
Tea - -        40c.
Order Preserving Apricots now
$1.35 per Case.
Lillie's Cash Grocery
The Key to Yesterday
In  ilu mpnrtmont  uC tho railway
carriage, Steele was gualug fixedly al
the lace "tidy" on tho cushioned back
of the opposite seat, t-lla brows wore
qIoboIj Knit In thought. He wus evolving n plan,
Duska sal wuh her elbow on the sill
ut' ih. compartment window, hor uhln
un her gloved hand, her eyes gazing
mn. vague and unseeing. Sot, she loved boauty, and Jusi outside the panes
there was boauty drawn Lo a scale of
Thoy vvora climbing, behind lbc
doublohoadoi' of engines, up whoro II
seonicd ibut ono could reai li oul nml
touch   ih"  close-hanging  clouds,   Into
tunnels  and  oul   ot  Lunnols,  iln gh
St, Gothurd's Puss and on when* Lho
Swiss Alps reai hod up Into tho Cou thai
veiled lbc summits,   Tho mountain tor-
ronlfl ei ■ f'onrlng down, to boat tholr
grcon wator Into swirling roam, and
dash over tho lowor rocks liko fronsled
mill-races, Her eyes did nol walto
tu a sparkle at slghl of tho qualnl
chalets which soomod to stagger under huge root Blabs of rugged slato.
She di'i nut even notice how thoy
perchod  high on seemingly unaltaln*
nil    tlOl-
irknoss be-
i iln- mouth
mure* won-
...nmo, hake
ti*    beneath
listened, tho red flush of angor faded to
iii ■ cnw.nil';  pallor,
"That is n"i all," wonl on Steele,
"We both know thai Mr, Saxon caino
iu Paris u Bhort while ago, Por him
in learn the truth mean! your unmasking, 11'* disappeared. Wo both Icnow
whoso Interests woro served by that
disappearance, Vou will produco tliuse
canvases, and yuu will produco Mr.
Bason within Lwonty-four hours, or
ynu will faco not unly exposure Cor arl ■
piracy, but prosecution Cor whal Ic
moro Her lu us."
As ho listened, St. John's face betrayed nol only Ceor, bul also n slowly
dawning wondor thai dllatod Ills vague
pupils. Steele, koonly reading tho face,
us in- talked, know lhal tho surprise
was genuine
"As God if my witness," avo*;
ISngllshman, earnestly, "IC Mr.
or in Eur
I Un
ed tho
olo dryly, "will
ags like stranded
v.'iiun Ararals.
Each tunnel wun the di
tween changed tableaux, an
of each offered a new und
dcrful ploture. Tho c
framed glimpses of Luke «
Lugano, and valleys fi
where Villages were only a jumble of
toy blocks; yet, all these things did not
change the utter weariness ut Duska's
eyes where enthusiasm usually dwelt,
or tempt Steele's fixity of gaze from tho
laco "Udy,"
At Lucerne, his thinking found expression In a lengthy telegram to Paris.
Tho Milan exhibit had opened up n new
channel for speculation. If Saxon's
pictures were being pirated and sold
;is Marston's, thore was no one upon
whom suspicion would fall more naturally tbun the (unscrupulous St. John,
Marston's factor in Paris. Steele
vaguely remembered the Englishman
wiih his petty pride for his stewardship, though his own art life had lain
In circles that rarely Intercepted that
of the Marston cult even at Its outer
rim. If iiii-4 fraud wero being practised, Its author was probably swindling both artists, and tho appearance of
el»her of tliem in Paris might drive St.
John to desperate means of self-protection.
Tin- conversion of tho rooms formerly occupied by Marston Into a school
had been St. .John's doing. This atelier
was In the house where St. John himself lived, and the Kentucklan knew
lhal. unless he had moved his lodgings,
ho could still be found there, as eould
the very minor "academy" of Marston-
Idollzers with their none-too-exalted
Instructor, Jean fclatecoeur.
At all events. It was lo this address
that  Steele   directed   his   mossag '.     ItS
purport was to inform St. John that
Americans, who bad only a short slay
In Paris, were anxious to procure a
Marston of lato date, and to summon
him t" the Hotel Palais d'Orsay for
Hn- day  of  their arrival  there.
When they reached the hotel, he lold
ihe girl of ids plan, suggesting that It
might lie best Cor him to have this
interview with tho agent alone, but
admitting that, If -sin* insisted on bo-
Ing present, it was her right. She
elected to hoar tin* conversation, and,
when St. John arrived, he was con-|
dueled to tho sitting-room of Mrs. Hor- j
ton's suite.
Pleased witli the prospec! of remunerative salts. Marston's agent made his
entrance jauntily. Tho shabblness of
the old days had been put by. lie was
now sprucely clothed, and in his lapel
ho wore a bunch of violets.
His thin, dissipated faeo was adorned with a raklshly trimmed mustache
and Vandyke of gray which still held a
fading trace of lis erstwhile sandy red.
His eyes wore pale and restless as he
stood bowing at the door. The afternoon was waning, and the lights had
not yet lieen turned on.
'Mr. Steele?" he Inquired.
Steele nodded.
Si. John looked expectantly toward
the girl in the shadow, as though
awaiting an Introduction, which was
not forthcoming. As he looked, ho
seemed io grow suddenly nervous and
"You are Mr. Marston's agent. I believe?"    Steele spoke crisply.
"I havo thai honor since Mr. Mars
ton loft Paris some years ago. You
know, doubtless, that tlie master
spends his lime In foreign travel." The
agent spoke wuh a touch nf self-
■■] want you t" deliver t,, me hero
the portrait and landscape new on BX-
hlbttlon at Milan," ordered the Amori-
■•It will be difficult- perhaps expensive i,ut 1 think it may he possible."
si. John spoke dubiously.
Steele's eyes narrowed.
"l am noi requesting," he announced,
"1 am ordering."
■•Uut those canvases, my dear sir,
represent tin* highest note "f a master's
work!'' began si John, almost Indignantly.     "They   are   lhe   perfection   of
Iho ar of the greatest living painter,
and you dlroci me to procure (hem as
though they were a grocer's staple on
a shelf Already, tbey are as good ns
sold. Une does not have to peddle
■   Marston's canvases!"
Steele walked over to the. door. and.
planting his hack against tl.' panels,
folded his arms. His voice was de-
llberate and dangerous:
"H's not worth while to handy lies
with  yot.    We  hnlh   know  that   those
pictures are from the brush nf Robert
Snxon. Wc both know that you have
bought them at the price of a pupll'fl
work, and moan tn sell thorn at the
price nf the masters. I shnll be in a
position to prove lhe swindlo, nnd to
ha..d you over to Ilu- courts."
St. John hnd at the firs! words Stiffened with a sudden flaring of British
wrath  under his gray brows.    As he
with  her
Is in Part.
lllg of 11."
"That,"  observed  Si
i-e .. matter for you li
"No. im!" The Englishman's voice
was charged wiih genuine terror, and
the hand that in- raised in pleading
protosl trembled. Mis carefully counterfeited Bprlghtllness ot guise dropped
awny, and left him an old man, much
"1 will tell you ihe whole story." he
went on. "It's a miserable enough tale
without Imputing such evil motives as
you suggest. It's a shameful confession, and 1 shall hold hack nothing.
The pictures you saw nre Saxon's pietures. Of course, 1 knew thnt. of
courqp, 1 bought them at what his canvases would bring with the Intention of
selling them at tlie greater prico commanded by the greater painter. I
knew that lhe copyist had surpassed
the master, bul the world did not know.
I knew that Europe would never ad-
mil that possible. I knew thai, if onco
I palmed off ibis Imitation as genuine,
all Ihe art-world would laugh tu scum
ihe man who announced Hie fraud. Mr.
Soxotl himself could lint hope in persuade the critics that lu* had dono
(hose pictures, once they were accoptod
as Marston's. The art-world Is led like
sheep, it believes there is one Marston, and lhat no other can counterfeit
him. And I knew that Marston himself eould nut expose mo, because I
know that Marston is dead." Tho man
was ripping nut his story
detached sentences.
Steele looked up with
eyes. The girl sat llstenlti
lips parted,
"You see—" ihe Englishman's voice
was Impassioned in its bitterness—"I
am nd shielding mysolf. I am giving
you tin* unrelieved truth. When 1
determined the fact of his death, I devised a scheme, 1 did not at tliat time
know that, this American would be
aide   lo   paint   pictures   lhat   could   bo
mistaken for Marston's, Had I known
It, I should have endeavored to aseor-
luiu if he would share Ilur schemo with
mc    Collaborating  in  the  fraud,  we
COUld have levied fortunes, from the
art world, whereas in his own name ho
must have painted a decade moro to
win the verdict of his true greatness.
I was Marston's agent, i am Marston's father-in-law. When I speak, it
is as his ambassador. Men believe me.
My daughter—" the man's voice broke
—"my daughter lies on lier death-hod.
For hor, thorn nre a few months, perhaps only a fow weeks, lofl of life.    I
have provided for hor hy trading on
the name and greatness of her bus-
hand. If you turn me over to tho
police, you will kill her. For myself.
It would bo Just, hul I am not guilty
of harming -Mr. Saxon, nnd she is
guilty of nothing." The narrator hailed in his stoif, and covered his face
with his talon-like lingers. St. John
was not a strong man. The metal of
his soul was soft and without temper.
He dropped into a chair, and for a
whilo, u^ bis auditors waited in silence,
gavo way to his emotion.
"I tell you," bo groaned. "I have al
least boen true tn one thing In ilfo.
I have inved my child. I don't want
her punished for my offenses."
Suddenly, ho rose and faced the girl.
"I don't know you." ho said passionately, "but I am nn old man, 1 am an
outcast—-a derelict! I was not held lit
for an Introduction, but I appeal tn you.
Life can drive n man to anything. Lifo
has driven me tn mnst things, hut not
all. I knew that any day might bring
my exposure. If it had come after my
daughter's death, 1 would have beon
satisfied. 1 have for months been
Watching her die—wanting her tn llvo.
yot knowing that her death and my
disgrace  were  racing  together."    He
paused, then added iu a quaking voice:
"Tliere were days when 1 might hav
been introduced t<> a woman like you.
many years ago."
Duska was noi fitted hy nature to
offlolatc at "third degroo" proceedings.
As Bho looked back into the beseeching
face, she saw only lhat ii was (In- face
of uii old man. broken ami terrified, ami
thai   even   through Us gray terror tt
showed   lhe   love of   which   he  talked.
ihr hand fell gently ou his shoulder.
"I am sorry—aboul your daughter,"
she said, softly.
si. John slralghtoned, and spoke
more steadily,
"Tho story is not ended, -in Ihose
days, 11 wus almosl starvation. No one
would huv my pictures. Nn one would
buy her verse, The one source of revenue w>- mlgh have had was what
Marston sought to give us, hut thai sin*
would noi accept. She said she had
not married him for alimony. He tried
often and In many ways, but she re
fused. Then, he left Uu had don>
that before. No nne wondered. Aftei
liis absence had run to two years. I was
in Spain, and stumbled on a house, a
sort of pension, near Granada, where
lie hud heen painting under an assumed name, us was his custom. Then, ho
had gone again--no one knew where.
Pul In* had left behind him a greal
stack of finished canvases. Mon dleu.
how feverishly the mnn must have
worked during those months—for ho
had then been away from tbe plnco
almost ti year. The woman who owned
tlie house did not know tlio value nf
the pictures. She only knew thut he
had ordored his rooms reserved, and
had not returned, and that rental ami
Btorage wen* duo her. I paid the
charges, and look the pictures. Then,
I investigated. My Investigations
proved lhat my surmise as to bis death
Was ci i eel. 1 was cautious In disposing of the pictures. They were like
tho diamonds of Kimhorley, too precious lo throw upon the market in sufficient nuinii. rs in (glut tho art-appetite
of ihe world. I hoarded them, l lol
them go nne nr two ai u time, or in
small consignments. He had always
sold his pictures cheaply. I waa afraid
to raise the price too suddenly,   From
lime lo lime, I pretended to receive letters from iln* painter. 1 bad then no
definite pl.ni. When they hml reached
Hu- highest point of fame and value,
l would announce his death. But,
meanwhile, i discovered the work
young Snxon was doing in America
I followed his development, and I hesl
uini to announce ihe death of Marston.   .Nn idea began to dawn on me in
u   nobUlOUB HOrl  Of wuy,  lhal  somehow
tiiis man's work might bo profitably
utilized by substitution. At first, II
was  vory   foggy—my Idea- but  1 fell
lhat iu ll was a possibility, al all
oventB enough to be thought over and
so 1 did nol announce lhe death of
Marston. Then, 1 realized that I could
BUpptoment the Marston supply with
these canvases. I was timid. Such
sales must ho cniitloitsly made, and
solely lo private individuals who would
remove the pictures from public view,
Al last, I found those two which you
saw al Milan. 1 felt lhat Mr. Saxon
could never improve thom. 1 would
take lhe chance, even though  1  had to
oxhlblt them publicly, The last of Ihe
Marsh,ns, save a few, had been sold.
I could realize enough from these to
lake my daughter to Cairo, where she
might have a chance to llvo, I bought
the canvases in New York in person.
They havo never boon publicly shown
save In Milan; thoy were there but
for   a   day   only,   am)   Were   not   to   bo
photographed. When you sent for mo,
I thought it was an American Croesus,
and that 1 had succeeded." St. John
had talked rapidly ami wilh agitation,
Now, as lie paused,-#ie wiped lho moisture from his forehead with liis pocket-
"I havo planned tho thing with the
utmost care. 1 have had no confederates. 1 even collected a few of Mr.
.Marston's earlier and less effective pictures, anil exhibited them beside .Marston's hesl, so the public might compare
ard ho convinced in its idea, tbat the
boundary between the master and the
follower was the boundary between the
sublime and the merely meritorious.
Thai is all. For a year 1 have hesitated. When I entered this room, 1
realized my danger. Even In the growing twilight. 1 recognized the lady as
the original of the portrait."
"But didn't yon know," questioned
the girl, "that sooner or later the facts
must become known- that at any tlmo
Mr. Sax n might come to Europe, and
see one of his own pictures as I saw
the portrait nf myself in Milan?"
St John bowed his head.
"I was desperate enough to take that
chance," he answered, "though I safeguarded myself iu many ways. My
sales would invariably ho to purchasers
who would tako thoir pictures t-
private galleries. I should only hav<
to dispose Of a few at a time. Mr
Saxon has sold many pictures In Paris
under his own name, and does not
know who bought tbem. Selling them
as Marston's, though somewhat mor
complicated, might go on for some time
—and my daughter's life can nol last
long.    After that, nothing matters."
"Havo ynu actually sold any Saxons
as Marstons heretofore?" demanded
St. John hesitated for a moment, and
then nodded bis head.
"Possibly, a half-dozen." lie acknowledged, "to private collectors, where 1
felt it was safe."
"l have no wish to be severe," Steele
spoke quietly, "but those two pictures
we must have. I will pay you a fair
profit. Tor the time, at least, tho matter shall go no further."
St, John bowed with deep gratitude.
"Thoy shnll he delivered." he said.
Steele .stood watching St. John bow
himself out. all the bravado turned to
obsequiousness. Then, the Kentucklan
shook his head.
"We have unearthed that conspiracy," lie said, "but wo havo learned
nothing. Tomorrow. I shall visit the
studio where the Marston enthusiasts
work, and seo if there is anything to
bo learned tliere."
"And I shall go with ynu," the girl
promptly declared.
(in an unimportant cross street
wliieli cuts al right angles tbo Boulevard St. Michel, that axis of art-
student Paris, stands an old and somewhat dilapidated house, built, after the
same fashion as ail its neighbors,
about a court, and entered by a door
over which the concierge presides. This
house has had other years in which
it slood pretentious, wllh tho pride of
a. mansion, among its peers. Now, Its
splendor Is tarnished. Its respectability
is faded, aiu) the face It presents Io
the street wears tho gloom tliat cornea
of past glory, heightened, perhaps, by
tin* dark-splrltedness of many tenants
who have failed to enroll tholr names
among the great
Y.i. for all Its forbidding frown, lis
front bespeaks a cortain consciousness
of lingering dignity. A plate, set in the
door-case, announces thnt tho great
Marston painted here a fow seam
years ago, and hero stin that more-or-
less- distinguished      instructor,     Joan
Hautecoeur. tells his pupils ill the second-Hour atelier how It  was done.
He was telling Ihem now. The
model, whn had heen posed as "Aphrodite Rising from the Foam," was rest
Ing. She sat nn the dilapidated throne
amid a circle of easels. A blanket was
thrown nbout her, from the folds of
which protruded q bare and Shapely
arm. Die hand holding lightly between
two lingers the cigarette with which
sho beguiled her recess.
Tin* master, looking about on ihe
many Industrious, if not Intellectual,
faces, was discoursing on Marston's
feeling for values.
"He did  not   learn  It"  declared  M.
Hunt ur; "bo wns born with It   Hfl
did not acquire It:   ho evolved  it,    a
faulty value caused him puin us a false
noto causes pain to the true musician."
Then, realizing that this was dangerous
doctrine from tho lips of one who was
ondoavprlng to instill tlio quality Into
others, born with loss gifted natures,
he hastened lo'amend. "Vet, other
masters, less facile, havo gained by
study whal  they  lacked  hy  heritage."
TllO room was bare except fm* Its
accessories of art. A few well-chosen
easts hung about the walls. Many unmounted canvases were stacked in the
corners, tho Hours weie chalk-marked
where easel-posit ions bad been recorded; charcoal fragments crunched underfoot wlu-n one walked across the
boards. Prom tin* sky-light- -for the
right of tlie huilding had only two
Moors fell a flood of afternoon light,
lilhilng through accumulated dust and
soot.    Tb" d • upon  the outer hall
wni Intched. The students, bizarre and
unkompl in ihe bohemlanlsm of their
i uii, mixed colors on their palettes as
Uny listened. In Ihelr llttlo world of
narrow horizons, tho discourse wus like
n prophet's eulogy nf a god.
As the master, his huge figure somewhat grotesquo In lis long, paint-
smeared blouse and cap, stood delivering his lecture with much eloquence of
gesture, be was Interrupted hy a rap
nu the door.    Jacques du  Puts, whose
easel st 1 nearest  ihe threshold, ro-
liielaiilly took his pipe from bis teeth,
and turned the knob with a scowl Cor
tie interruption, Por a moment, lie
stood talking through tbo slit with a
•mlIonian In tlio hall-way. his eyes
mcnnwhtlo studying with sldo-glnnces
Hie lady who stood behind lhe gentle
man. Tlun, be I in wed ami closed the
"Someone wishes a. word wllh M.
Ilautccoeur," ho announced.
The master stepped importantly into
the hall, unit Steele introduced himself,
M. Itauto* ur declared  thai  he quite
wii remembered monsieur ami his excellent painting, lie bowod lo made
molsollo with unwloldly gallantry,
"Mr. Hubert Saxon," bogan tho American,   "Is.   I   believe,   one of  (lie mosl
distinguished of tho followers of Frederick Marston, Miss Pllson and l are
both friends oC Mr. Saxon, and, while un
in Paris, wo wished to visit tho shrine
of ilu- Marston school. Wc have taken
the liberty of coming here, is II possible lo admit us?"
The instructor looked cautiously into
liu* atelier, satisfied himself Ihul Ilo*
ninihj had not resumed her throne and
nudity, (ben Hung hack the door with a
ceremonious    SWeep       Steele,    familiar
with such surroundings, cast only a
casual glance about the interior. It
was like many of the smaller schools
in which be had himself painted. To
the girl, who bad never soon a iife-
claSB at work, it was stepping into a
in w world. Her eyes wandered about
the walls, and camo back lo the faces.
"f have never had the honor of meet
ing your friend, Monsieur Saxon." declared the instructor in English. "Bul
bis reputation has crossed the sea! I
have had the pleasure of seeing several
of liis canvases. Thoro is none of us
following* in the footsteps of Marston
who would not feel his life crowned
With high success, had bo come as close
as Saxon to grasping the Bccret that
mado Marston Marston. Your great
country should be proud of blm."
Steele smiled.
"Our country could also claim Mars-
Bton.    Tour forgot that, monsieur."
The instructor spread his hands in
a deprecating gesture.
"Ah. mon ami, that Is debatable.
i True, your country gavo him birth, bul
it was Prance that gave him his art."
I "Did you know," suggested Steele,
I "thnt some of the unsigned Saxon*pictures have passed competent clitics as
the work of Marston?"
Hautecoeur lifted his heavy brows.
"Impossible, monsieur." he protested;
"i|Uite Impossible! It is the master's
boast tliat any man who can pass a
painting as a Marston lias liis Invitation to do so. HO never signs a canvas-it is unnecessary—hii stroke—his
treatment—these are sullicient signature, I do not belittle the art of your
friend." he hastened to explain, "but
thoro is a certain -what shall I say?
--a certain individualism about the
work of this greatest of moderns which
is Inimitable. One must Indeed bo
much lhe novice to hv misted. Yot. I
grant you there was one quality the
master himself did not formerly possess which tho American grasped from
lho beginning."
"His virility of touch?" Inquired
"Just so! Your man's art is broader,
perhaps stronger. That difference Is
not merely one of feeling: It Is more.
Tho American's stylo was the outgrowth of the bigness of your vast
spaces—of tin- broad spirit of your
groat country- of the pride tbat comes1
to a man iu Hi* nsclousness of physical power ami currents of red blood!
Marston was the creature of a confined
lifo. bounded hy walls. He was self-
absorbed, morbid, anemic. To he the
perfect artist, be noded only to be the
perfect animal) He did not understand
lhat. He disliked physical effort He
felt that something eluded him, and lie
fought fm- it wiih brush ami mahlstlck,
He Should have used (lie Alplnsloek
or the snow-slim*." Ilaiiteeoer was
I ilking  with  an  OUthUSCd   fervor  ihnl
swopl him into metaphor,
"Yet " Steel,, was Secretly sounding
his way toward tin* end be sought -
"yet. the kilter pictures of Marston
have that same quality."
"Precisely. 1 would in a moment
more have spoken Of thai. I have my
theory. Since leaving Paris, I believe
Marston has gone perhaps into the
Alps, perhaps Into other countries, and
huilt Into himself (he thing we urged
upon him   Ibe robust vision."
The girl spoke for Ibe first tlmo, put-
ling, after the fashion of the uninitiated, tbe question which the more learned
hesltato to propound!
"Whnt is this thing yon cull the
secret? What is II lhal makes tho
"Ah. mademoiselle, ir I knew lhal!"
The instructor sighed ns he smiled.
"Hnw says tho Knglish Pitzgornld? 'A
hair perhaps divides the false and true.'
Nad Marston hnd lhe making of tbe
famous epigram, ho would not hnvo
said ho mixed his paints with brains.
I lather would ho have confessed, ho
mixed tbem with Ideals."
"But I fear we delay lho posing."
suggested Steele, moving, wllh sudden
apprehension. Inward Iho door.
"! assure ynu, nu!" prevaricated the
teacher, wilh install! readiness. "It Ib
a wearying peso. The model will ro-
iiuiri! a longer resl than the usual. Will
not mademoiselle permit mo to show
her I bono Marston canvuses wo are
fortunate onough tn havo hero? Perhaps, she will then understand why i
Hud  it  imp
issiblo to answer hor qu
Whon Captain  Paul  Harris bad set
bis course to Prance with a. slow, long
voyage a bead, his shanghaied passenger hud gone from stunned unconsciousness Into the longer ami more
complicated helplessness of brain -
fever. There Was a hrusblng of shoulders wilh death. There were Cover
and unconsciousness and delirium, and
through   each   phase   Dr.   Cornish,   Into
of ibe Foreign Legion, brought his
patlenl with slndloiis care— through
nil, thai is, save the brain fog. Then,
as the vessel drew to ibe end of
the voyage, the physical illness appeared in h,< conquered, yei the awakening
had beei ly lhat of nerves and bodily
organs, The centre of life, the mind,
was as remote and Incommunicable as
though Un- thoughl nerves bad heen
paralyzed. Saxon was like a -eoiinlry
wlmse outer life is normal, hul whose
capital is cul off ami whose government
is supine. Tlu* physician, studying
wllh absorbed inlcresl, sl niggled to
comploto the awakening. Unless it
should he complete, It wen* much bet
tor l h;
111"       v
who   It
(   lhe
man had died. for. when
droppod her anchor al
nplitlu   led   ashore  a   man
parlance of the peasants
was a poor "Innocent," a human blank-
book in a binding oi handsome, now
worn,  wiiii  nothing  Inscribed  ou  its
Poi* u lime. Ibe physician and skipper   were   plU'.'/.led   as   lo   (be   nexl   Slep,
The physician was confident lhal lhe
eyes, which gazed hlaiikly mil from a
face now boarded and omaolatod, would
ovontualty   regain   their  formor  light
or intelligence,     lie dill  llol   believe Dial
Ihls helpless creature who had lieen,
Whon he lirsl saw him lu Puerto Prlo,
losplto blood-discolored face ami limp
nsolousiiess,   so    lier I eel    a    figure
nf  a   lllllll     had   passeil   into  pcrniniicnl
darkness. Tin- light would again
dawn, possibly at Ilrst lu lllful waverings and Hashes til I'O Ugh the fog. if
onlj there eould he some familiar
scene or thing to suggest tbe past!
Put, unfortunately, all lhat lay across
the    world.     Sn,    Ihey    decided    In    take
hhn to Paris, and ensconce him In
Captain Harris' modest lodgings in tiie
Hue St. Jacques, and. inasmuch us llie
captain's lodgings wero shared hy no
mie, and bis landlady was a kindly
soul, in*. Cornish also resolved to go
there. For a few weeks, the sailor
was to he home from the sea, and
meant to spend bis holiday in the capital. As for the physician, be was just
now unattached. He had hoped i
he in charge of a government's work
of health and sanitation. Instead, he
was idle, and could afford to remain
and study an unusual condition. He
certainly eould not abandon this
anonymous creature whom fate had
thrust upon hts keeping. Now, st:
weeks after Ills accident, Saxon sa
alono in Ihe modest apartment of tie
lodgings in tbo Hue St. Jacques, Sine
his arrival in Paris, the walls of tha
room and Uu* court in the centre of
Ua- house bad been the boundaries of
Ids world.    He had not  seen  beyond
them. Uu had been physically weak
am) languid, menially void. Tbey had
attempted to persuade him to mov
about,   hut   ills   apathy   had   lie.Mi   in
superable.     Sometimes,  lie wandcre
about the court like a small child.   H
hud im speech.    Often, he lingered
rusty  key as a  haby  fingers a  ratth
On the day that Steele and Pnska had
gone In the academy of M. Hautecoi ur
It. Cornish and Paul Harris had lofl
the lodgings for a time, ond Saxon sat
as usual at a window, looking absently
out on Iho court.
In Its centre slood a stone Jardiniere,
now empty. About it was the (lagged
area, also empty. In front was th
streot-donr cios.d. Saxon looked out
with the opaque stare nf pupils lhal
admit un images lo Ihe brain. Thoy
woro as empty as lhe stone jar. Possibly, the sun borrowing somo of the
warmth of tin* spent summer, made a
vague appeal to animal instinct; possibly, the tlrst ray of mental dawn was
breaking. At ail events, Saxon rose
heavily, and made his way Into the
At last, he wandered t«> the street-
door, ll happened to lie closed, Imt
lhe concierge slood near.
"Cordon." Inquired the porter, with
a smile. It |s ihe universal word with
which lodgers in such abodes summon
Ilu* guardian of ihe gate to lot them
in or out.
SoXon   looked   up.   and    across   th
hitherto unbroken vacancy of his pu
plls nickered a disturbed, puzzled tremor of mental groping.
He opened his thin lips, closed them
again, then smiled, and said wllh perfect   distinctness:
"Cordon, s'li vous plait"
Tin- concierge knew only that m«n
slour was an Invalid. lH liis next
question was nothing more than simple
Gallic courtesy.
"i-Ni-ee quo monsieur vn mleui au«
Jour d'hiil?"
<uue more. Bason's lips hesitated
then mechanically moved.
"Oul, morel" lie responded.
Tho man who found himself standing nlml-ssly mi iho sidewalk of the
RU0 St Jacques, was a man olotheil
In au old and Ill-titling sail of Cap-
lain Harris' clothes, lb* was longhaired, hollow-chocked nnd bearded
like a pirate. At last, he hesitatingly
turned and wandered away al random
About him lay Paris nnd tho world
but Paris and tbo world wore to him
Iliings without  names or meaning,
Ills unguldod slops carried him to
lhe hanks of the Seine, and finally h<
stood <>n lho Island, gaging without
comprehension al tho square lowers
of Noire Dame, his brows strangely
puckered as bis eyes picked out the
carvings of the "Last Judgment" and
tho Calorie Dos Hots.
He shook his head dully, ami, lurn
Ing ome mon*. went on without pur
pose until at the end of muoh wander
Ing he again halted. This time, b
had before blm the Pantheon's en
trance, and confronting him on Us
pedestal snl a human figure In bronze,
ii  was Rodin's   unspeakably   molan
cTioly conception, "le Penseur," and it
might have stood fnr Saxon's self as
It half-crouched with limbs tense and
brows drawn lu, In the agony of brooding thought-travail.
Then,1 Saxon's head camo up, and
into his eyes stole a confused groping,
s though reason's tentacles were struggling out blindly for something upon
Which tn lay hold. With such u motion perhaps, the prehistoric man-
realure may have thrown up his chin
t lhe bursting into being of thought's
first coherent germ. Hut from "le
Penseur" Saxon turned away with u
futile shake of Ills bead to resume his
Finally, In 0 narrow cross street, he-
halted once more, and looked aboul
him with a consciousness of vast
weariness.       lie     had     I rn versed     lbc
length of many blocks in bis aimless-
ness, crossing and  rocrosslng bis own
urse,   an.l   In*   was   still   feehle   from
long days of illness and Inertia.
Suddenly, be raised bis head, and hts
lips, which had been half-parted in
the manner nf lips not obeying a positive brain, closed In a firm Hue lhal
e.-mi d In mike his chin ami juw take
n a stronger contour. He drew Ills
brows logother as he stood studying
ihe door before  him,  ami  his pupils
Were   deeply   vaglie   and   perplexed.   Pill
ii was a dllTorenl perplexllj    The vn
lllly  was gone,
Aut alleuliy.   one    Lilin    baud    Weill
Into the ii Bers-pockot ami came oui
hn i ht im  ti  rusty  key.    Por  auolhei
moment, In* Hlooil regarding lhe thing.
turning li nvor in his fitigors,     Then.
he Inughed, uml drew hnek his snggltlg
si Idors,   wiih ihe gesture, lie throw
wuy   all   Imbecility,  uinl  followed   the
Inexorable call of some impulse which
uld uot Ml  fully understand, bill
which   was   neither   vague   nor   hap
ai that mom out, Dr. Cornish, ohanc
im:  in gli   up from  bis course n
block awuy, Blnppod dumfoundod al
lhe slghl nf Ills patient When be hnd
gathered his senses, ami lonkod again
the patient  had disappeared.
Saxon walked a few slops furl her,
turned Into an open stroot-door, passeil
the concierge Without a word, and (oil
Homely, lot! wilh a purposeful tread
nioiinieii ilu- narrow, lll-llghted slabs
Ai ihe turning when* strangers usually stumbled, In* lifted his foot cleat
for the longer stride, yet   he hnd  noi
glanced   down.
I'm- Jusi a moment he paused foi
breath in the hall, upon whhh oponed
several doors Identical In appearance.
Without hesitation, be fitted tin- ancient key Into an equally ancient lock,
opened the tioor. ami entered.
At  tin- .lick of  the thrown tumblei
nf   lhe   lOCk,   Some   of   111 eupatlts   of
th'- place glanced up. They saw the
tloor swing wide, and frame between
Us jambs a tall, (bin man, who stood
unsteadily supporting himself against
Hi" case. The black-bearded face wns
Hushed wilh a burning fever, but tbo
eyes tbat looked out from under tho
heavy brows woro wide awako and intelligent.
"Put Marston will one day return tons." .Monsieur Hautecoeur was declaring in Steele and ihe girl, who, with
hacks lo Uu* ilmn', were studying a
picture on the wall. "He will return,
ami then "
Tho Instructor had caught tlie sound
of Hu* opening door, and he half-turned
his head to cast a side glance in lis
direction. His words died suddenly on
bis lips. His pose became petrified;
his features transfixed wltb astonishment His rigid fixity of face and
ilgure froze tiie watching students Into
answering tenseness. Even the blanket-wrapped model held a freshly lighted cigarette poised half-way to her
lips. Then, Ho* man In the door took
an unsteady step forward, and from
his trembling fingers tin* key fell to
Uo* Hour, where in the dead stillness
It seemed to strike with a crash. Tin
girl and Steele wheeled. At that moment, the lips of the bearded face
moved, and from thom came this announcement:
"Me void, Je Vlens d'arriver."
The voice broke the hypnotic sus-
pense of the silence as a pin-point
snaps a toy balloon.
Hautecoeur sprang excitedly forward.
"MarstonI Marston lias returned!"
he shouted, i" a -great voice Ibat echoed against tlie skylight.
As the man stepped forward, ho staggered slightly, and would haVO fallen
bad ho nol been already folded in the
giant embrace of the lesser master.
Duskfi stood as while as the fresh
sheets of drawing paper at her foot,
lier fingers spasmodically clenched and
opened al lier sides, and froni her
teeth, biting lnio the lower lip. her
breathing came In gasps. Tho walls
seemed to' race in circles, and it was
wiih half-realisation that she heard
Steele calling Hie man, wildly demanding recognition.
The newcomer was leaning heavllv
on Hautecocur's arm. He did not appear to notice Steele, Imt his gaze .nei
ami held tbo girl's pallid face and tin*
Intensely anguished eyes ihnt looke 1
lnio liis.   Por nn Instant, they stood
facing   each   other,   neither  speaking
then, in a vole* of polite concern, tlie
lull man said:
"Mademoiselle Is III!"    Tlun   wa | ft
note ,,r recognition—only, tin* solid'
ous tone of any man who sees a w
man wim is obviously suffering.
Duskfl raised her chin. Her throat
gave a convulsive Jerk, but sin- onl>
caughl her tips more lightly betwoeu
her teeth, so tliat a moment later,
when she spoke, there wore purplish
Indentations on Its almost bloodless
She   half-turnod   to   Steele.     Hoi
voice was an utterly hopeless whisper.
imt as steady as Marston's had been.
"Por ctod's sake," she said, "take me
Al the door, thoy encountered the
excited physician. who stumbled
against them with a mumbled apology
as ho bursl into tho atelier.
Late that nftornoon. In Mrs. Morton's drawlng-rooin at Iho Hotel Palais d'Orsay, Steele Blond at the window, his gaze almost sullen in thr
moodiness of his own Ineffectual sympathy. Tho day had grown oh cheer-
loss as himself Outside, across the
Qunl d'Orsny, a cold rain pelted d0SO>
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seventh congress at L-ethbridgo. October 21-26 next, and to make tin address
on the dry-farming development Ln Turkey.
l>r. Aaronsolin also Informs the executive secretary-treasurer, John T. Burns,
by letter, that he will bring a large exhibit of the different products grown
under dry-farming methods in the new
experimental fields which are now being conducted by the Jewish Agricultural Society iu and about Jerusalem.
I'r. Aaronsobn Is one of the most famous agronomists and botanists of tlie
old world. Prom time to time tho agri*
cultural paper.- of tlie old world have
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world with tho fact that in the rehabf.
litatioa of the laud's noted tor prehistoric fanning, dry-farming has been
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the best wheat, barley and emmer have
been raised, while tlie leguminous plants
hu\e boon successfully grown.
]>r. Aaronsolin represents in Palestine
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The moHt boauUful of tho lumlnouii
Insects are found In Brazil and tho Antilles. Tho pyrophores, tlie size of n Anger, have two spots on their haul;**,
which aro so luminous that thny can
be used as reading lamps. They aio
kept In little cagus, fed on sugar cane
and bathed iu water twice n day. In-
s.'d*. are not the only llght-pr.Jueers
of the animal kingdom; num lera of
bacteria ure caged and kepi either n.s
uh;ects of ornaments or as aurlOJlttoa,
The I allodia ln which thoy ari kop!
ascend In the ai'.* glowing wUh blue,
rose, groen, or violet light, varying according to tho species caged In thom
Tlio light Is ao intense that it lights tho
faces of spectators thirty feet away.
Qaoterta of that kind develop on the
ground, on mushrooms, on dead animals, on sea IIhIi, on ornyllsli, and on
lobsters, covering the objects on which
thoy nre produced with phosphorescence.
Some bacteria abide on living animals, to whieh thoy communicate iheir
light, Tho (nodosa owes Its name lo
tho bluish phosphorescence of parasitic
bacteria. As tho pnrnsiioH llvo lu Innumerable groups, thoy Illuminate
largo tracts ot the sen. itut the ordinary phosphorescence <>r Lho sen is due
io iin- presence of a oroaturo ono miui-
inotor In dlamotor uml nf only ono coil,
Inii so luminous thnt whoro il Is soon
in groups it glvos tin' water tiu> milky
radian co of pate opnls. lu warm and
Stormy water beings of tiiis family rlso
io Mm- surfaCo nnd Illuminate tho crests
of lho waves i" the horizon. Mollusks,
an nol Ids, und mnny othor marine anl-
iu.iIh possess ii personal phosphoronoo.
Ill  Home  caSOS  Mie  WllOlO  body dlftuSOB
light; lu other ansos lhe light is
omitted irom distinctly localised and
limited points,
I'hnsphorosconco Is specially luter-
oBtlng, ns shown by tho animals of lhe
sea's dopths known nn thu abysmal
fauna. Though transparent, wator arrests the rays or light so rapldlv thai
nol a tin. f light .-an bo found bolow
n depth of between four and flvo hundred motors. Itm down there the
shadows aro alte led by im,* animals that live In thom and hy the prtOS-
phorescenco of muny of tlioso animals.
The rays of the light penetrate to n
depth of one hundred motors, but at
Hml depth tho red rays nro loss visible
Uuin the vl.det rnys. At a deplh of
live hundred motors the liquid mas:
absorbs ull the red, rays; whoro for
mnny students of the subject have In
furred that the fishes of the great
depths see nothing imt blue light. Bul
even under those conditions tho photographic plato receives an imprint, and.]
one thousand meters down violet and
ultra-violet are still In ovldonco. At
a depib of one thousand seven hundred motors not a trace of light can bo
found. But ovou thoro the shadows
nre not absolute; tho glow of the phosphorescent animals, now colored sapphire blue or emerald groen, now
Bparkling and Btar-llke, givey fairy
light to the regions round about.
Tho gastronomus nave no visual organs, but tbey diffuse light from linos |
of phosphorescent plagues distributed
the longth of thoir bodies.   The photo-
BtomtaS,   caught    nt    a    depth    of    one
thousand one hundred and thirty-eight
meters,   have   eyes.     Those   strange
creatures have light-giving organs all I
over their bodies.   Some of tho light-j
givers    carry    hond-lights    or    lights'
placed  in a circle around each eye;
others carry their lights in the eye It- \
self.   Some have the power to shut ofT
or to turn on light; others illuminate a
lure for their prey.   The lure vibrates
at tbo end of a long mobile filament.
and when ready lhe Usher goes forth,;
lighting the way with his bait.     The
most perfect of the tlgbl-producors of
the   depths   have   telescopic     lights   In
tholr eyes and    lengthen    or shorten
them at wllh ns a man adjusts a spy-
class.       Tlioso   peculiar   beings   carry
something like an optical glass which
Is set in each eye and which varies In
convexity to suit the requirement, of
Its user. As pari Of this perfect optical arrangement, different ly colored
screens grade oul radiations tn sheaves
whieh sweep tho water liko searchlights.
So the living creatures »>f the sea's
depths tight the regions which exclude
tbe light of day. Klshes of all tho
families aro found in the depths, but
Iheir finest phosphorescent representatives are among the cuttlellsh and their
like, whose luminous organs arc perfect. Tbey have rellectors at the back
of ihe luminous apparatus tu throw the
light, and lenses In front to concentrate
the light In the direction of their Illumination. In a word, they are nr-
ranged like lanterns ihat project tiie
light. Some of Uuin have black slides
to arrest the light and lo give Ibe
lantern the properties of a dark hm-_
tern; others vary ths color of their
iighi. it is evident thai the luminous
organs of the creatures of the deep sen
were planned nol only lo Ikhl the wny.
hill tO lure prey.
a crab is not luminous in himself,
but he carries tlxed to each of his nip
pers n phosphorescent apparatus which
lights his way.   He moves on, casting
-li  tie'  Way  he is to take Ihe llv.hi   of
iwo animated lanterns, Proqueiitly
the luminous organs or fishes nri so
placed thai Ihey can either Ugh! the
visual ■••■id of thell beaters oi attract
pny lo iheir beaters' mouths, Bomo-
tlmes hundreds oLllght-gtvIng organs
are disposed all ower the body of lhe
fish. Tbe COphalopodS carry lights sot
tu rows running from bond to tall
Possibly the purpose of lbc peculiar arrangement ut the luminous organs of
such being! Is to make species recognition easy and tu facilitate thc tailing
together or Iho tribes.
To swim the Columbia river at I'nm-
tilla, where il is hnlf a mile iu width,
is ii tost of Imnuin strength even under
the most favorable conditions, but to
accomplish (lint feat burdened with llie
weight of n child ntul in the dead of
winter with the iwolloD river mnde
more formidable hy the    presence    nf
hundreds of jigged loo   does   is   an
achievement  nluiosf unbelievable.
Yet this was just what WSS done
nbout eight years ago bv a ColUmbll
Hivi-r Indian who had nlniosl n-nckod
the ngo of all.    He is still living to-lnv
on the i itmttiia reservation to testify
to his perforiniini-c, though no man ever
hoard him boast nf it.
The Indian's name is Sees Yitso nnd
lie is uow tlio lieml mat. of the scattered
Columbia*. It wax in llie cur l.v years
of lhe now century that  he attempted
to make lhe passage of tho Columbia in
a frail canoe, accompanied by a boy of
H yours. When iu mid-slreum his littio
craft hum struck with such force by
nn ico cake thai il was overturned.
SooB*Yuso Boizoij his boy companion,
ami placing him ou his back, breasted
tho stream aod commenced his battle
to gain the shore
If men who witnessed tho feat aro to
lie believed, lie white man could hnvo
accomplished what this old Indian did.
Fool bv foot ho made his way toward
tho southern bunk, nud though swojd.
down stream by the swift current, his
progross was steady.
Several times ho was struck by an ice
Ho.* .'ind the jagged ond of one out a
deep wound in his nock. Finally, after
what seemod au almost interminable
ti , ho rem-lu*d lho shore with his burden, his strength spout by his heroic efforts and loss of In ood, and almost
I'ro/.eu by the chill wator. Before tho
llow from his wound could lie checked
ho had almosl Idod to death.
Not loiignl'lei- the incident Soos-Yuse
was awarded some Uolrshin lauda on tlio
I'miitilln roBorvatloti mid since tlmt
time has lived among lho Fimitilhis,
CayiiBOB and Walla wul Ins, bul through
the dentils of Iho chieftains oi his own
tribe ho hns como to bo rogardod by his
 pie ns tbelr head man.
The old I ti di un, whoso facial elutrac*
(eristics aro so dllTorant from those of
lho prill Ho Indians, is a freuuonl visitor
in ivtidlci Ure,, and almosl regularly
mn e a week in lis upon ins frit-iid, Major
1  Mooihouse i, however, so mucli
im iho purpose of talking with the
major as to gazo nl n full length paint,
ing of himself which adorns Iho walls
of thc Moorhoiise nllicc. The painting
wns imnlc from a photogrupll of Sces-
Ytiso, taken by tho major, and the aged
red imiii often sits by tho hour, child'
tike, admiring the likeness on the wall.
A Nineteen Million Dollar Order
and What it Means
The Little Path
In these days of big Iliings, When
people talk of millions where their
grandfathers spoke of thousands, tbc
fact tbat (be Canadian Pacific Railway Company has ordered 12,500 additional freight oars ami 800 more locomotives may not attract more than
men passing attention, except amongst
railway men. And yet Ibis order Involves an expenditure of the Immense
sum of $10,000,000~-the freight cars
costing $14,000,000 and the locomotives
$5,000,000, This is a pretty big amount
for any railway-even one like the
C.P.R.—to spend at one time In additional equipment, especially when costly sleepers and diners or passenger
coaches of any description whatever
are not included.
If figures are seldom amusing, thoy
are sometimes entertaining, and this
latest purchase of the C.P.R. furnishes
a few facts that ore of more than ordinary Interest.   Here aro some of tbem:
The length «.r a freight car from
buffer  to  buffer  iti  S'.t   feet.   Its   weight
37.000 pounds and its carrying capo-*
city   80.000   pounds.       The    length   of
those locomotives from pilot to buffer
or the tender is aboul *>:• feel, and
its weight. In working order, 176 tons.
Each tender curries 5,000 gallons of
water -nul lit ions of coal. Each locomotive Is of Ifi.oou horse power, aim
tan haul oil the level at least 75 ears.
or on an average of 50 oars over tlie
whole system, String these ears iu
one long line and they would reach Q
distance of .'- miles from Montreal
more than half-way to Quebec.
The 13,600 freight oars would make
up _f»0 trains, and If thoy were to
start, say from Calgary, at Intervals
of one hour, running on a regular
schedule of SO miles an hour, nearly
ten days and a half would elapse be
tween the dispatching of ibo first and
of Ihe last (rain. When the last train
left Calgary, there would bp a grand
procession from the Rockies to the Atlantic and 5,000 miles out on Its depths
-   If It wore possible tO exleml lhe rails
on tno ocean—and that is two-thirds
ef Iho watery way to (ho (Md Country, The .i.OOfi.mile parade would
practically reach around one-fifth ui
iho globe The distance from Calgary
to Montreal Is 5,251 miles, nnd lbo run
would occupy four and a quarter days
If lho ears were unloaded prompt ly,
the lirsl train could reach Calgary, OH
the return trip, two days before tho last
olio hud boon dispatched east.
Bach car carrying 40 tons, tbo total
capacity of the new oars would bo half
a million tons, mon* than enough ear-
go for tifiy ships of the largest cargo<
carrying ope in the world, which have
i- rapacity of 10,000 tons.
Tlo* motive power ■>! the :,..n new
locomotives aggregatea 460,000 lip
< nough to run »it Angus shops, tho loi
goal of iheir kind in Canada, or Iho
machlner) of factories that would keep
nearly four hundred thousand personi
The trains Shamselvea, wuh thi
".-uns" avoraglng, say, 115 miles b* -
tween divisional points, would requlri
seventeen crows of nve men each, between Calgary and Montreal, s total ol
sr, men. ami the •!■'■" trains would need
ah army of trainmen, 11,560 strong. It
each crew were to make only a single
And Ihis is bul one pun base of thr
r.iMi. when one enters upon calculations about this year's entire frelghi
equipment, some -»r>,uuo ears, on a similar basis an Unit mentioned a 60«
mllo-un-hoiir train hourly a Rood
oeal of arithmetic hag tO be Indulged
tn. They would make tip Into 1,500
(rains, and It WOUld occupy nearly
eight weeks beiwecn the departure of
lho first and the lasl or Ihem from a
given point, They would stretch out
Pt.OOfl miles, ntul cnelrole tbe globe nl
the eQUfttOf- whoro Mother Berth swell*-
out to her largest olraumferenoo -■*-.•
ono miles. Thoy would reach across
lho oonllnont of North America, from
Halifax to Vancouver, over seven
times. And thoy would have a carrying capacity of 2,7110,000 ions, on the
ono Irtp. and with last year's equipment over Iwonty-lwo nnd n half millions of tonu were carried during the
All rf this shows lhat tho ClMt.'**
equipment Is something colossal, nnd
that Its 110.000,000 purchase means n
crent deal ttmro thnn nppoars on the
face of 11.
Mother was standing by the nursery
window, looking out Into the sunshine,
The u.ys wm*e In their familiar places
the dilapidated dolls In a row against
the wall; the big rocking-horse that
.lack. Jr., loved to ride on those happy
occasions when ho came to "Grandma's"; lho small table where ibe children always bud tholr meals; and the
four littio chairs, The little faces came
before  mother's eyes,  the  dear  llttlo
laces of   long ago.
llow many memories came  Iniu  her
mind  aS she si |  thoro I    The  lime
lhal .MiIly foil down-Stairs nml dlrb-Vt
cryj the flrsl day Jack went to Bch_i.li
lhe glory tlmt Both liked best of nil,
itboui tho winged horse Pegasus In tho
"\v lur Hook": nnd tho doll that always was naughty! She glanced nl
Ihul 0(tonding person with amused pltj
all    II blldl-eli   bad   ubuBOtl    lol*
she was pale iiml buttered, p ■ thing,
Ttie nursery clock plnyed 0 llttlo
lum* whieh mount thai li was font'
o'clock, and she turned to go downstairs,    l-'alber would bo coining soon.
Ilslow, Iii tbe hlgh-pnnoled ball, she
passed n portrait, done years and years
ngo. Today she paused, looking up nt
ii. she romemborod tho dress, ibo
pearl al her throat, mid ibe shell comb
she wore in hor hub*. Yostorday, Wus
ii slipping from her, and musi It carry
so muoh With It? Then, taking another slop or iw... she lonned forward,
looking into n groat, gilt-framed mirror. The sumo oyos—n llttlo softened;
the sumo lips—a little saddened; but
the golden hair was while!
"I suppose I am old," she said wistfully, gazing through the gathering
darkness at the shadowy face in the
mirror.    "Old."
She turned away, and went down
tho ball, hor silk skirts trailing softly
on tho polished lloor, her little slippered fool fooling lhe way. She always waited for father In the library.
It w;is almost tlmo.
Soon she heard the sound of bis key
in tho door, then his voice, calling up
the stairs:    "Vou tliere. mother'.'"
I ihlnk perhaps Elizabeth will stop
in Ibis afternoon," she said, smiling,
whon he came Into the room.
"Good! I like to have Elizabeth stop
in." Father sank into his chair by tho
window with ;i comfortable sigh.   "Any
babies been   here today?"
"No—none of thom. Itut I've been
up in the nursery this aflornoon," she
admitted. "I can't got over loving It."
"No," he answered, "nor I. Pretty
lively lot, tbey used to bei Do you romombor bow l always played with them
after their supper on Sundays'."' father
laughed. "And thon when tbey came
home from boarding-school and college
for thc holidays! What a houseful!
Uo you remember how It looked, the
night of Mllly's party? Groat girl -
Mllly;  and  Beth was an imp.*"
"You always had an especially soft]
spot In your heart for Beth," mother
reminded him, reproof in her eyes, "and i
Beth was always tho naughtiest,"
Father laughed again. "Wo should;
have kept Elisabeth," he said.
"There   sbo   is   now."   mother   said
eagerly,   "I hear the bell."
j    In another minute Elisabeth herself
| had   run   up the stairs and   Into  the
j    "My darlings!" she   cried e happily. I
|"I've only time lo kiss you—as usual!
I How sweet  you'ro looking,  mammy—1
iind my dadsy," she said affectionately,
coming over to his chair and sitting,
on (ho arm, one hand on his shoulder.
"Ymi must come and see nur now Iiv- '
ing-room chairs.   Tom's is a wonder-
lit will hold us both!    It's leather, like
this, only llie kind tln-y use now; iiml
I have one ot those new high-backed
chairs  for  my  desk."
She smiled, looking around. "How
old-fashioned mi this furniture begins'
to   seem!       Itut    I   love   ll."   she   added
quickly, lest she burl iheir feelings.
Mother saw her glauce'iip at th.- handsome lambrequins she and fathe.' had
bought so many years ago. "We have
sonu- new window-hangings, too." j
Elisabeth said -"groen art-cloth. They
make our living-room so attractive. I
think window-hangings really make
more difference than anything else--!
Just as :t woman's hai does!"
Suddenly lur eyes began to shine—I
dear eyes tlmt used to shine like that j
when she was a Utile. Utile girl—and I
she stooped, pressing father's shoulder
wllh her small, gloved hand; "Oh. dadsy. dear, do you realise how happy I
am?" sin* took n long, deep breath.
"Bul I mustn't stay another minute.
It's baby's bedtime, ami Beth musl be'
coaxed Indoors and I musi dross be*
for Tom gets bono*." sin- laughed hap- j
plly. ib«n stooped tu kiss iiein both.
"You see rm grown up nl Inst with
ii bousohold and husband ami babies lo
manage' Did you think I never could
grow up, mammy dear, because t was
the habj
I She gathered up tor furs, and fast
lohed the violets she Woro more secure-
[ly, Ihon paused, looking back at thom
"Ito you knew.'" sin   Bald, almost" Wlst-j
fully, "I  wish you knew   Tom  better i
lie's sm-h a dear,   Wo see so little of
you    our lives are so full."
"Yes. 1 know Ibal you both are loo
busy |o come often."   There was WlBt-l
fulness.   tOO,   III   tier  mOther*S   Voice,   its'
sbo looked up fondly ■■■'" Blliaboth's
rosy fnCO,    She fell a desolate sense of ,3
Isolation from Ibis woman beside her
Bllsabelh   was   so   capable,   and   so
fresh and fair ii seemed Incredible
lhat this was her little Klrl. tho youngest »f them ail.  .  .  .
Elisabeth patted ber cheek. "I'll
send Anna round with the baby in the
morning.     He  grows  more   like   Tom!
every minute  Qood-hyl"   Bhe burled |
bor face for a momenl In some roses
on Iho table, drew hor furs round her
more closely, then hurried out of the
library nnd down Ibe wide stars.
Tho front door closed. Tho house
seemod appallingly unlet to lhe two she
had left behind. They snt silent In the
hnlf darkness. The groat clock In the
corner chimed once, twice. At Inst
mother spoke—without turning her
"She has gone home, father dear.
She   has   left   our house   lo   go   homo."
Pother looked round tind saw only
lhe hack Of mother's head, silvery  In
the  dusk.     Beforo   he   answered   she
spoke again:
"All the ardor of our young love, the
gladness of our life together, tho wonder and thc Joy of our babies, und the
yours wo spent making them mon and
womon—all the wide, beautiful road of
our life bus narrowed Into a little, half-
forgotten path where wu two aro
She  leaned   bor cheek  against   i	
hand, sun looking oui and out, never
meeting bis eyes.    "We are grown old,
father, iiiiii  tbey- our own  children
do not heed US or need us."    Her luvuth
came quickly—-"And  thoy   imve  been
our life   our life."
"Vis," he repeated, "ihey have been
our life."
'■lllll We are Mot lliell* life," she ro|i-
lil 1,      "They   an*   out    mi    lh.-   wide
road   on tho highway   and sometimes,
lovingly, Hoy slip aside lo iiml us iiml
fondle    US    it    lillle.       They    love    UH.    bill
.    .    .    llml   is  Illl."
Tiny sal quietly, father's band holding hers, holding 11 hard, as he aoughl
in his clumsy man's way to iind some
comforl for her. The minutes went on
and on; shadows in iho tar corners
deepened, Ibe frairrame of ilu- roses
grew heavier, (ears were on mother's
cl It, falling silently.
Then ho bout toward her eagerly,
"Dear," lie said, "in lhe beginning,
When it was only you and I, wo wauled
thom all to forgot us—we wanted the
whole world to ourselves—love was
"Ves," she said softly, "lovo was enough."
lb- bent nearer, the eagerness still
in his voice: "Then camo tho fulness
of our lives, tho blessing of our lovo.
We were doing the things they're doing now—living and loving and working and rearing our children. And now
Hint is done, Little Mother, aud over,
aud we are alone again."
There was a pause, then their eyes
met—lover's eyes.   He drew bor nearer.
"Thon there were so many demands."
she said, thoughtfully. "Kor you business, for me tho childron. But now-"
bor eyes brightened; he eould boo
thom. oven In the darkness -"oh,
father, after all. the Little Path dt.es
lead to the truest happiness!" She
loaned gently back against his broad
shoulder nnd foil for his hand. "Those
dear children on the highway will be
too busy to think us foolish. Tholr
road Is wide and line, and there Is
muoh meeting and passing, but on tb
I Little  Path there is  love and quiet—"
"And there ts you, Little Mother!
j     "And then* is you," She echoed softly.
No More Neuralgia
Headache Cured
A   Journalist   Tells  of  the  Advantages
of Keeping Nerviline Handy
Q On the Shelf
Fifty years ago Nerviline was used
from coast to coast, and in thousands
f houses this trusty liniment served
the entire family, cured all their minor
Ills and kept the doctor's bill small.
Today Nerviline still holds lirst rank in
Canada among pain-relieving remedies
—scarcely a homo you can find that
loesn't use it,
Prom Port Hope. Ont., Mr. \V. T.
Qroonaway, of the Guide newspaper
•sit'iiT. writes: "For twenty years we
have used Nerviline in our home, and
not for the world would we be without
it. As a remedy for all pain, earache,
toothache, cramps, headache, and dish-red stomach I know of no preparation so useful ami quick to relieve as
i.ei  every  mother give Nerviline a
trial;  it's good for children, good for
Id folks    ymi can rub it on OS B liniment or take it internally.
Wherever there is pain, Ne * lliue
will cure it. Refuse anything b n N --
vlllne. Large family bottles, 50c; lr:.t»
size, B6c„ al all dealers, or The Catarr-
ho/.one Co., Buffalo, N V„ and Kingston, Ont.
It has lieen proposed In France that
married soldiers should receive a franc
a day moro pay than those thnt are
Some of the smaller conveniences of
todern life seem so natural and indispensable to us that it is not easy to
think of tho time when people had to
do without thom. /
Not ono century has elapsed since
matches wore invented, and before
them tlio flint and steel were used in
lighting fires and lamps.
The ilrst matches were about six
Inches long, tipped with sulphur, and
caughl lire easily from the spark of the
flint. Iu 182") an elaborate apparatus
called the "eupyrlon" was In general
uso in the cities. This was a large-
mouthed bottle containing BUlphnrfic
aold soaked in fibrous asbestos, and tha
matches; which were about two •
long and sold for twenty-five '.-'.'nts a
box, were tipped with i chemical combination of which chlorate of potash
was produced. But the icld ras Locoi_-
tho end of the match was dipped into
the acid and rapidly withdrawn rtre
was roduced. But th-- acid woe inconvenient, the matches wore Likely ■ ■ m
spoil,-,| by damp. ;ind tho eupyrlon wu
soon discarded.
In 1S3_ the tirst friction match ivu
made to be pulled through l pleas I
sandpaper and ir was Jokingly 'jailed:
a "luelfer." Loclfers wor" subsO-iit-r
ally the same as our present nffllfthiw.
The only changes lince then sate wai
in altorlne it from a silont to a numy
match and in the invention of t&S
safety-match, which will ignite only
when rubbed upon chemically Dr»pa_*»if
UnslhcSloniadKansI HosieLsol'
Tro-nolcs Digpslinii£lirerr.
ness iind Itesi.luiiiains ncita
Opiinn.Morpliiiu* nor Mineral.]
Not Narcotic.
J.'.ri/»'.'ri}IJ Dt:i'MLUmi:i!l
Ihitir SttJ-
jtlx. Slam *
nct/ir.l iip-.
Aiirrff. I llrmoty (orCnnsti|W
Han rj.rarSl.im.vh.Uunlim.
nc«« .in.1 LOSS OF SlEEP.
lacjjimilc Sits,is.sliircot
Atfa months lit
,J5 Doses-J5CENTS
For Infanta and Children.
The Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
For Over
Thirty Years
•*•«_ ««•■ city.
Since the flrst of September. 1911, to tbe preient time we have bets
entru-tetl with the (argent buslnenn we have ever bad In handling and
dlHiiocitiR of grain ■hlpm-d by farmers to Fort William, Port Arthur sad
lailulh. We have to the best of our ability, nquarely. conscientiously.
and eirenl as prevented by the delays In railway transportation, promptly executed all business entrusted to our care and we now desire to ten-
ner our hearty thanks to all those who have employed us. The many
letters we have received (some of which we will publish In our advertisements before long) expressing approval of and satisfaction with the
way we have served our clients, have been most eneouraglng to us. and
will stimulate us io use In the future renewed efforts to serve to the
heft advantage for their Interest, all who entrust the disposal of their
grain to us. A new season has started over Western Canada with Its
hard work for lhe farmer, and we sincerely trust that a favorable growing time and abundant yield, with a favorable harvest time, may follow
to a-M'ly reward the husbandman for his energy and toll.
.;ll\l%   < UMMIKKIO*  M„R( HAM,
Stocks of Lumber
The Rosedale Lumber Co., Rosedale
and £. 0. Patterson, C. C. Road
And  will bo pleased to quote prices at
these points us well us delivered on tho
Yard Phone MANAGER Oiliee Phone
224 86
Chilliwack   College   of
Principal:   Timo. .1. Hutton, I..A.B.
Ismtmt'tioti in nil liriinrlit's nl' imisir mul In
tilix-iititttt. Yearly examination, Isy Hit' Ksiyni
As'iltU'iny stf Music nntl tlir Kityiil CtilltsKs.' ul
Musii-, Liiiiiltiii. KiikIiiiiiI.
Tsinns $., fssr four lessons, ssuyutile iu utlvitnec
1-. II. Il"\ ...is I'liiinss K Ins
Wc have » now and up-to-date
plant with tin- latest mothods for nil
kinds of Cleaning, Dvatnft ansl Press-
inii-    Expert help fur nil branches.
Special attention will In' (riven to all
Mail and Express orders from Cliilliwnck ansl tlio Valloy. We solicit a trial.
428  5th AVE. W.. VANCOUVER
City Market
Main Street, Vancouver
ll linn beon arranged to hold two
sales  weekly,   Wednesday   and
Satiirilny nt 10 n.m.
drawers will please arrange to
Inivo their consignments forwarded tin; previous evening.
We   linnille   Fruit,   Vegetable*,
■ Poultry, Eggs, Meat, Kte.
I Manager.
R. A_. Henderson, o.e. f&M.E,
B. C. Land Surveyor
Rooms 10 & 11, Westminster Trust Block
British Columbia Electric Ry.
Leave Arrive      Arrive
Train.        I'liwk. Wcstinin.      Van.
:! s.iwii.ni. n.20        l_lfi
ft Lift p.m. li.ift        4.:;u
7 0.00 p.m. s.-iu        o.HO
Leavo Arrive       Arrivi'
Traiii       lltgdn. Wisliniii.       Vmi.
1 r..:'.o n.m. 3.88         0.45
Leave Arrlvo
Train        Van. Wesliuin,
2    8.30 a.m. Ii.lio
•I 12.16 noon 1.20
s  8.00p.m. ii. in
laoavo Arrivi'
Prompt nml  e.irefull  attention
given to this  line ol Inisiness.
llntes Reasonable.
Phone Garage 246
Ni_bt Phone 7
A. £. McLANE
Advertise in tlic Free Press.
Express, Truck
and Dray
Phone   -   -   260
Formerly (Tlie New Bra.)
I*rlittt'il utul iiulilislieil every Ttssirssdiiy from ita
ulliee, Westinilialer Streel, Cllillisvitek.
Siilist-i itilitin Isriee ll.no per yeur In advance, lo nil
points, in llritish Klupire ;  to l.'nltetl Sttttes #1.30.
Display nilveilisiiiir rut.s initite knosvii tin isppl].
'iiliim In tlle islllilislier.
Clitssilletl itiisertlseiiienla. I rent per word eiteh
inserli.iii, imyulile in iiilvtinee.
Display advertiser, will please rcniemlser Unit
In insure a eliitiitte, eupy niusl lie in not later than
Wednesday inoriiiiiK,
c. A. liAltiiKit. Publisher and l-ropnolor.
Several hundred catalogues from
nn eastern mail ordor house arrived
at tin' Cliilliivack Post office lust
weok. Good citizens will consign
these to lhe IliuiH's. This valley
will novor progress an iota by its
citizens patronizing concerns ol this
kind. Not the most iiiliiiitsimnl
part nt the money sent to these
concerns ever conies hnek, directly
indirectly. They roup where
they do imt sow. Individual need
in times of distress and misfortune
finds im response, nothing is sold
unless wish is paid in advance, A
paltry sum nmy be saved the purchaser nt the time, but it is n ease
of "penny wise pound foolish."
Your homo City is the city for you,
nnd to ynu it should bo the brightest
spot iu the unniverse. It is Inline
nnd should receive enthusiastic support. Ynu live hero beoliuse von
like the place nnd the opportunity
is here presented for earning 11
livelihood. Bo loyal to the home
town, for the snnie reason that you
would be loyal to vour home and
family.    __^____i_
Following material development
comes naturally in new cities the
aesthetic aspiration, ns pioneered for
yenrs in Vancouver by the parks
board and more recently exemplified
by the formation of such organist
iitions as the City Beautiful association. And following the aspiration
again come those who are equipped
with the ideas nnd material to give it
Hence the new British-Canadian
company of landscape architects and
nurserymen now in process of formation which will make its western
Canadian headquarters iu this city,
the lirst company of its kind to turn
its attention to the Dominion.
One of the moving spirits of the
new company is Mr. R. Mawson
Mattocks, who is one of the greatest
nurserymen in England, employing
over 300 men in his gardens near
Liverpool. He is n nephew of Mr.
Thomas H. Mawson, the landscape
architect who reported on Stanley
park of this city recently.
Another director will lie Mr. W.
P. Bull, K. C. of Toronto and Urn-
dun , n distinguished Canadian jurist
and still another, Mr. M. A. Hep-
worth, of Huddersfield, England.
The Vancouver headquarters of the
concern will be at the offices of Mr.
O.K. MacLean, the well known local
landscape architect,   an  engineer
Van.     Wcstinin,
.3.00 p.m.     4.05
l^'i.vi'Cliilliwiii'k ft.on a.m. ilnily except
Lcavo Niiiii'itiiver 7.00 11.m. daily except
Milk Train ilnily 0.18 p.m.
All pusongor trains, except Not. 1 ami
ft, lu.ik.ll,' Kxpn-sw.
* But it takes money tn run a business. But it takes more
J tban money, it takes customers, nnd that is what wc arc out
* after now. There are various ways of getting customers but
t we only know of one practical way und that is to buy in the
J best markets nnd from those who offer thc liest inducements
j fnr cash, nnd then sell cheaper than anyone else.    This mny
* be a slow way but it is a sure way. When we were in the
% general store business we bud to buy from the Jobbers, but
J iu the furniture business in which we are now engaged,  we
* will buy direct frnin the manufacturers, and we are iu a pnsi-
X tinn lo dictate to them and not tbem tu us. We are in a
J position tu sell ns cheap us nnyuiie can possibly do,  nnd  we
* Intend tu si 11 nt prices that we dn nut believe that anyunc
* else rill attempt. We huve twn enrs of furniture on the way
and us noon as it arrives we will put on an itpcning snle. At
present we hnve n guud stuck uf beds  uml  betiding,   carpets,
linoleums, oil cloths uml -nuttings, sheets, pillows, pillow
euvers, lied spreads, table linen, etc., und nt prices thut nre
sure lu suit nnyuiie. We invite comparison in prices. Cume
nnd see
The New Furniture Co.
Chilliwack Creamery
Tho Chilliwack Creamery
lins ice for salo and can
till all orders from twenty
live pounds to twenty
five tons. Can turn out
eight tons of hard frozen
ice per day. Phone your
orders, tliey will have
our immediate attention.
Phone 100
Reg. E. Broadhead
Opposite Harbor's liruj; slssre.
Westminster Trust Building
CHll.l.IWACK, II. C.
Offices over lloyal  Hank of Canada,
All imrtii'S owing money to W. B.
Tivnholiu, of Chilliwuek, ure hereby
untitle-.} thut all cheques lire to Ire untile
out to C. T. Melluttie. A8fligi.ce nml nil
monies miid to the Ai-wwiiee, ut the store.,
in Cliilliwnck. If paid tn anyone else
they will lx* liable under the luw to pay
for --iiiiii' the srron-l tinn-.
who designed the plan uf the grounds
uf the Cotiiiitlum asylum fnr the
provincial government. Mr. McLean will be the western Canadian
representative of the company.
It is tbe purpose of the company
to at once purchase land for an extensive nursery of such trees nnd
shrubs as are uses', in ornamental
work generally, and it is particularly
certain that Ihis nursery will be
established in the Fraser valley near
Chilliwack. As it is the intention of
thc company to import 11 consignment of these ornamental plants
from Europe this autumn there will
lie no delay in securing the grounds
to receive them.
In nddition to Iheir activities in
this province, the company will
establish an extensive nursery at lied
Deer, Alta., where tbey have already
secured the laying out of a park.
Culgury nud  Edmonton   huve  nlsn
been in consultation with members
uf the organization regnrding park
The new company will have a
capital of three quarters of a million
ulliirs iiiiii will enter into both Inn-
scapc gardening nnd nursery wurk
im n huge scale in the Canadian
west, ehielly in this  province.
—Vancouver Sun.
The police rcpurt fur the month
f July Is OS follows I nine drunk,
tWO gambling, nne theft, ull nf wliiim
woro convicted. The sum of 8101.
'Jn wns the total uiununt enllected
in lines during the month.
Established   OF CANADA      18,i4
Paid up 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 Bank rate and added twice a year.
No delay in withdrawals. Two or more persons may
open a joint account and either party can withdraw
El boilo
The little immersion heater. Boils
water in a few
El Stovo
The   stove
whieh     boils
your     kettle
X Manager
Have You A Buggy
From now until wintor time tho use of a buggy will
give you pleasure  which you would otherwise miss.
Wo have some of the nicest up-to-date vehicles lo lie
found in the Provinco and thoy are right here for you
to choose from.    Notice a few of tlie points of merit on
llie lines we are displaying.
THE STUDEBAKER hnve Bolid corner pluglcss bodlos
full wrought gear parts, improved long-distance axles
with CuMings cnllnrs uml tell pnds, best Snrvcu wheels,
u finish unsurpassed, The rubber tires are tlie best the
market affords.
THE JOHN DEERE Vehicles have all the goar parts
of wrought iron, second growth hickory spokes and rims,
screwed rims, new French head springs securing flexibility uml strength, a body which is so ironed and
finished Unit probability uf squeaky corners and split
panels ure eliminated.
THE McLAUGHLIN Buggies ure built nf gond material, are well finished, have dependable second grnwtb
hickory wheels, bodies tliat are ull well ironed which
will uut ruck. All equipped with lung distance wheels.
Our run-abouts are of fancy finish.
Have You A Buggy?      Why Not?
You can buy one on easy terms from us.
ChilliwacK Implement Q Produce Co.
Household Articles
all cooking
purposes as
well as toasting.
El Perco
Makes delic
ious coffee
in at few
min ties.
Phone 257        S.   PUGH Chilliwack
The Merchant who has goods Worth
talking about will find it profitable
to talk about them in the Free Press
We have enquiries for Chilliwack Farm Lands in exchange for Vancouver Revenue Producing Properties.
If you are open for a good proposition of this kind, list
with us at once.
F. J. HART & CO., LTD.
The Chilliwack
Specialists       I CHILLIWACK  FREE   PRESS
At  Once to tiun Barber Trade
Only nicht WPuki required to learn, tmili
fren »*ict puy waioa while learning. Fosl-
tifjiis eocutfld an cumplt'tioii Ht fr_nr$l_
to 4-U i>ei vatlt. Wo h;iv.- hundreds of
lofAtions where 7011 run atiirt Ihishh-bb
for Toursclf. TreinendmiB demand for
birb<ra. Write for Free Catalogue; bet-
ler htiil, call. If yuu would become an
expert 71m muat be au International
Aloxauder Ave., First Door Weat
of Main St., Winnipeg.
That Reminds Me
A writer in the Scotsman suys:
"li is not bo long ago that a man
carrying 11 painting of a (Ior had it
practically destroyed by a passing dog
Hying at it and tearing it in a mnst determined manner. Ope of my own
dogs became quite pugnacious whon
seeing tho picture of n chow-chow, but
when tho plcturo was hung on ihr dining-room wall tii<' dog paid no more attention to 11.
"A friend ut mini' has only to tako a
picture of two fox terrier heads from
his study wall and bring ii on a level
wiih his terrier to sol thai animal's
situit standing erect, and lo cause him
to tingle in every norvo.
"Those three authentic casos -if dogs
recognising thoir kind on canvas havo
nil takon plaqa whon tho pictures woro
mi iii.ilr own Idvol, bm ilmi Lliis qualification is noi always nocossary the following Inoldonl will show.
"A ii*x torrlor In my own neighborhood Is ni.nl.' 11 gronl poi or by his master and inlstrosB, und while thoy won*
soatod ai dinner one ovoning, ami the
dog sleoplng mi tlm In-illiliriig. II aud-
donly gol up mi Its logs and bogan to
whine pllqously. it stnrod ahead a.*' If
iii<..iiii-ib.i'd, antl quieting words bnd no
effect, Following tho 'log's gaao tho
in ity nnd gontlomon woro astonlBhod
io boo thai ll was tin* full longth portrait of tlio former hanging on the
wall Uiii was causing tho animal Its
"The dog wonl up to whero the picture hung, as If If would fain bring It
down nul solve the mystery, and it
look 11 lot of comforting by Its mistress   boforo   tho   animal     w.is   quieted
and realized ihat lis owner was beside
it and not on Uie wall."
Wlu-n capricious fashion ruled thai
ladies should wenr only while hair—
the color supplied by nature being of
no importance—the operation of put-
a tiriff on tlie powder mado special arrangements necessary.
These took the form of a special
room or cabinet and in,evory house of
any pretention a small chamber was
set aside Cor the exclusive use of powdering the hair. A ourtatn divided in
the middle, a powdering stand to bold
the bowl of powder, and possibly a
stool, were all that lho closet contained, nnd through thla curtain the lady
whose head was to be powdered protruded her head, tho maid standing on
the other side and throwing the powder at her head by means of n powder
puff. To preserve the eyes and complexion a mask was hold lo the face.
Unfortunately, no Illustration of a
"pandering closet*' seems to huve been
Airs. K.gBluff—Did your husband
ever try his hand ut sustained tlciion?
Airs. Percollum—Did ho? For at
least ten years he's been trying to make
me believe he likes my cooking! •
Mr. Illllon--"Have you opened that
bottle of champagne, Bridget?"
Bridget—"Faith, 1 started to open
it, an' it began to open Itsolf. Sure,
the mou that filled that bottle must
'av' put in two quarts instead of wan."
* •   •
"lie's thu most patient man 1 over
"That so?"
"Ves, he can even herd 0 bunch of
pooplo together to havo a group picture
taken without  losing Ids temper."
* •   *
"John, you promised at leasl a doz-
«n of our friends some early vegetables."
"1 know 1 did. 1 wondor If thoy
wnuldn'l compromise on a trip lo the
thoalro, Instead. I don'l see hnw 1 am
going lo divide four radishes among a
donon families."
* *   «
Tramp Vou know tho say In', mum.
"Hr iiiiii glvoth to tho poor londoth
to ihe Lord."
Airs. SublHlbfl Very truo. And since
you Bpoak In proverbs, I'll refer you
to another old saw.
Trump    Whicli  one Is dnl, mum?
Mrs. S.   'l'h  back lu the wodd-
"Thoy certainly do pul  on airs."
"What's tho matter now?"
"Sin- told all the womon at ihe club
tltts afternoon that they've heen taking
Ice fer nearly three weeks now."
*   •   •
Kditli -i'n is immensely pleased to
hoar you ure a poet.
Ferdle—Ib he?
Edith—Oh, very. The lust of my
lovers ho tried to kick was a football
"Suppose coalvis six dollars a Ion,
ind you gave ytur dealer thirty dol-
ars,  bow  many  tons  would  he send
Anaemic Mothers
Here is Relief!
Modern  Maud
Maud |MlilIer, on a summer night,
Turned down tbe only parlor ll?ht.
The^Judge,    beside   her.   whispered
Of wedding bells and diamond rings.
He spoke bis love! in burning phrase,
And atced foolish forty ways.
When he had gone Maud gave a laugh
Ami thon turned off the dictagraph'.
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Small Pill, Snutt Do,,, Small Priee
Genuine mu.ib.ai Signature
"Ob,  that's wrong."
"I know it's wrong, but that's what
ho done."
* •    *
"And where, my fellow citizens," ap-
pealed the political speaker, "can we
And an instrument so tit, so delicate,
so adjustable, nnd at tho same lime so
unassuming and popular that It will
unlock every department of state for
tho benefit of lho people?"
"Tbe hairpin!" shrieked nn enthusiastic suffragist in the audience.
* *   *
Saint Peter—"Well, what do you
Applicant—"I'm looking for the well-
j known philanthropist who put up tlio
price of  ice .to  tho  poor  and   left.a
million-dollar library to his home town
when he died."
Saint Peter—"Take the elevator-
going down. Next! Stop lively,
please!" •
• •   •
"Now, ladles and gentlemen," said
the conjuror, pointing lo his magic
cabinet, "1 beg to call your attention
to the great illusion of tho evening.
I will ask any lady In tlie audience to
enter the cabinet. I will then close the
dour; when I open it again the lady
will havo disappeared, leaving no
in the second row of thc- audience a
puny, undersized man, with a haunted, harassed expression, turned, with
a strange gleam of hope in his dull,
mild eyes, to an enormous female who
snt next to him. She had a strong,
Stem face, witli black beetling brows,
and n chin like the ram of a first-
class battleship.
"Maria, my dear," lie said eagerly,
"Won't you oblige the gentleman?"
• •   •
"Talkin' about runnin','* remarked
the Hon. Ananias Munchausen, "about
the finest bit of sprlnttn' l ever saw
was up in Scotland the shootin' season
before lii:4. I'd been mil nil day deer-
Bhootin*, and had had most awful luck,
when I spied a Whoppln' grefU buck
about eighteen hundred yards away.
Tnkln' a careful sight, I lot Ily. Hut,
bless your soul, the Instant my bullet
touched him, and before It hnd time
lo penetrate bis hide, tbat beast was
off liko a Hash!
"I never saw two such evenly matched thing! as that doer and my bullet.
For ovor 11 mile thoy sped on together,
neither gain in' on iti" other, the bullet
just niiihitgln' to keep in touch with
Hie deer's skin. At the end of n mile,
however,  the  pace liegjill   In loll oil  llie
door, and lie faltered Just for a moment. 'Twas fatal* The bullet sped
on, nnd the poor bOOll keeled over,
lie deserved his freedom If evor nn
animal did, He'd have uu. II, too, If
be could have stuck out for another
twenty yards, for Hint's about us far
iih my rllle curries."
Itev. Anna II. Shaw Is not overfoml
Of men, if one can Judge from the CttUS*
tic, ill-natured thing! she suys about
them, Por example, in a recent discourse In hohalf of woman Suffrage,
she declorcd:
"Most of tho men who oppose universal suffrage think women wnnt to vote
nnd do other things to be like men.
If they would look at themselves in tho
looking glass, they would realize that
nobody could wnnt to look like them.
Mnny think women want to diess like
men. Thoro Is no apparel so ugly as
tliat tho mon wear. < . Like Diogenes,
wo Just wnnt men to get out of our
It would seem to bo Juit a llttlo questionable whether Anna Shaw radiates
sunshine. Judging by whnt 0110 reads
of her utterances from lime to tlmo, It
would not seem unfair to compare hor
to a cold, drizzly day In onrly Bprlng.
Sho quotes Diogenes and sho is apparently ns rudo ns Dlogenos. For after all
the old cynic of Athens was not exactly
a lovely character. Tho king whom he
roqucsted to got out   of his -nmshlno
Sufferer  of  Twenty   Yonrs   States   Dr.
Hamilton's Pilln A,re 9 Real Cure
"I  can't   remciiilii-i/uuy   lime  during
the past 110 years when my lioad wasn't
aching,     if 1  bonl over, dark epochs
Would    come    lief nie    my   eyes,    a lid    11
seemed us if all ihe blood iu my body
wanted to rush the (he load." Thus
opens Hie I,llii* of Mrs. IStmcll S, Spry of
Putnam P.O., nml continuing lier Interesting sttttomonl she says: "Work or
oxorllon made my liearl beat terrible,
nnd going upstairs caused such shortness of i.reatb thai it fairly frightened
me. My doctor told me Hint if thut
was tlie cause IM*. llamlltoh'8 l'ills are
the greatest blood ronewor on earth. I
toll you how I feel today and you can
understand what rt great cure Dr.
Hamilton's Pills have made. I feel
strong enough now to work like a man,
as for going up stairs on the run, it
doesn't bother me at all. I eat and
sleep as any well person ought, and r.s
for dizziness which used to frighten me
: so much, it has entirely disappeared.
Dr.   Hamilton's   Pills   are   a   wonderful
I woman's medicine. They helped me in
other ways, too, and I know every
woman that uses them will have comfort and good health." Refuse anything
offered you Instead of Dr. Hamilton's
Pills of Mandrake and Butternut, 25c.
per box. All dealers or the Catarrhozone Co., Kingston, Ontario.
was a much greater man, apart from
his kingship, than himself. When
Dlogones went around in broad daylight with the lantern looking for an
honest man, it never occurred to him
that he might be none too honest himself. He used to do things that are
unprintable In publications that are
allowed to go through the United
States mails. He was, to put it mildly,
a good deal of a nuisance, like ono of
those London suffragettes, whom Miss
Shaw professes to admire so much.
Miss Shaw has lieen consistent, we
Will admit. She lias never married a
man, although whether she has made
a virtue of necessity, or lias kept out of
matrimony because some deep fundamental antagonism to it. we cannot
say. But the overwhelming majority
of her sisters like the looks of men, with
a liking that in time becomes a devouring flame. How many women are
there in this world who could be happy
if all thc mon should emigrate to
Mars? White women, brown women,
yellow women, black women—they arc
all the same, nnd of all tho beautiful
objects that dwell upon tho earth, there
Is none so beautiful In tbelr eyes as a
man. No matter how ugly a man
may bo to masculine vision, there is
always some woman who will sec in
htm a beauty which dwarfs all thc
dawns and the sunsets and oven the
(lowers of the Held. For tho sake uf
man's vanity, it is good to know that
the number of Anna Shaws in the
world is limited. Hue wonders if even
the Rev, Anna would be quite fo
scornful is some nice young masculine
poet should begin to write sonnets to
With the Horses
By Lena B. McMtcken
The horse is one bflhe most useful
domestic animals and is also the most
abused. Then- is an almost startling
affinity between a boy and a whip
and 1 fear in many cases, lids characteristic applies also to boys "f a larger
growth. .Many members of the "gentler" sox, from whom one would naturally exp.ci consideration for tne
faithful   beasts   before   them,   are   He
worst   offenders,    Continual  nagging
and .jerking will spoil a goml horse
as quickly as It will a child.
11 makos lha lean of a horse lover
ache io see ihe cruelty practised upon
horses, in our cltlos, especially. Row
many times do wo see 0 boy Jump into
.1 delivery wagon and bring the cruel
"rawhide*' down upon the flanks of
the poor, old spavined cr0atU(S lietween tho shafts,   (generally the spirit
tins   1 11  crushed   out  nf  it  by  yours
of this sort of treatment. A cruel Jerk
of the reins brings the old fellow back
on his haunches, then he Is lashed
again for lying back in tbe shafts, and
so It goes, over hard pavement and
stony road he is driven at tho top of
his broken-kneed speed, and if he
dares to Humble, lie Is Jerked and
whipped again. The Ul*jkept harness
galls his poor old buck, the bit cuts his
poor old mouth, nnd tils poor old legs
pain him Intensely, but go ho must
for some "ludy" has forgotten lo ordor
some dainty, until almost loo late, nnd
old Dobbin must pay the penally.
When ono considers how well n
horse repays (In better work, better
appearance and longer yours of service), tho cure expended upon It, it Is
amazing that more ownors do not
realize this fact.,
If I can't appeal to you ownors and
drivers tn the name nf humanity, then
let mo entreat you In tho "blessed name
of expense-" Do you know that by
properly caring for and feeding ynur
horse,  If ho is well, and  giving hhn
qareful treatment by a skilled veterinary practitioner if he in sick, that you
can prolong the years of usefulness
of ynur animal, and thus ho money in
pocket lu ihu end; also you will know
that you have done your duty to one
of the most useful animals alive.
Even a vicious horse may be tamed
by persistent kindness and good treatment, The nexl lime you go near that
"had one" take an apple or a piece of
sugar with you, coax him to eat It
und pat him gently and above all, remember that one of the greatest instruments In laming a horse of his
nature is Hie human voice. Speak
gently to him always and some tlmo,
when your life depends upon the effect
of your voice on him, you may bo
pleased and gratified to find him obeying lho familiar tones. Of course, this
kind of treatment must he given indefinitely, in large doses tempered
with firmness. A horse soon takes advantage Of over Indulgence.
It lakes ;i llttlo mure tlmo and
I nm lile, perhaps, but oh, when ymi
see him slep away ns If 011 velvet,
when you feel Iiiiii respond as a sensitive machine, lo ybur every mood,
ymi will nol rogrel It. What pleasure
greater Lhan io sll behind 0 woll-
brokon trotter, on a good road? When
an oapeclally tempting son piece pf
roud cnnics nnd you let him mil Into
his tun stride, yon wouldn't change
places with a king, and when you sail
pnsi  Hi hor "fellow's" cranky, m-
brokou nag, you an- as proud as lhe
gonorul of a victorious army.
Fow horsos reach the age of maturity   WllllOUt   giving   evidence   Of  defects
of om> kind ihat would pass for unsoundness in iln- judgment of the
horseman. Docs tills unsoundness incapacitate the animal for breeding
purposos? The question is easily asked, evorybody has his own answer,
and probably nothing that can be said
ul Ihls time will change very much
Ihe opinion of tho reader. Yot the
subject is nf so much importance that
its discussion from time to time cannot be without value.
In thc popular mind, a serious
blemish or defect of any kind constitutes by that much a bar to the
breeding value of the animal, the
theory that pretty generally defects
are transmissible; therefore, that to
breed blemished animals Is lo Invite
disaster. Quite Inconsistent, however,
with the popular belief, tbat tbe country Is full nf antiquated and otherwise
discarded mures of litlle or no use for
work yot held for breeding. This inconsistency is no groator than Is often
found between theory and practice,
nnd yot it is worth while to discover
hnw much real Inconsistency exists
and to what extent. If any, we nro
justified in using imperfect horses and
mares for breeding purposes.
# ♦   ♦
It is manifestly true that if every
blemish to which horse llesh is heir
were faithfully reproduced by heredity our horses would have become
long before this a veritable walking
museum of spavin, ringbone, sldebone
and thoroughpin, until the logs would
be unable to carry the assortment.
Fortunately this extreme of inheritance
does not exist, and in the light of the
present day knowledge thc ([UPstion is
not so much whether the brood marc
Is actually spavined as whether her
hock Is one which would easily become spavined without especial strain.
In othor words, there are many horses
and mares with spavins that are undoubtedly better and safer breeders
than many others without, simply because the hock is bettor, the spavin being evidence only of unusual and excessive strain.
• •   •
Too long the mind of the horseman
has been confusing the blemishes and
othor abnormalities of tho horse. For
every man who knows a really goml
horse and Aio difference between one
of second or third class, there are a
dozen or more who profess to kimw ail
about* the blemishes nnd what will
cure thom. The truth of tho matter
Is that ordinary blemishes have of
themselves uuie significance to the
breeder. Their significance lies along
commercial lines In Incapacitating the
horse for service. The breeder, on
lhe other hand, needs to give his
attention to the natural conformation
of the animal before the blemish occurred, because, without a doubt, tho
blemish itself is not transmitted, The
writer Is perfectly aware at this point
thnt many of his readers will strongly
dissent 'from this statement and yet
he Is satisfied tho statement Is true.
We have been cutting off lamb's tails
for many generations without effect
upon (In- breeding powers of the animals and if any matter Is settled in
those   -lays,   this   one   Is   settled—that
ordinary mutilations and blemishes ore
nut transmitted,
1 in the other hand, the breeder needs
lo scan much more closely than he
has been scanning, those dofects In
conformation thai easily load to blemishes ami above all. to fear those constitutional weaknesses that shorten life
or thai lead to Inefllcloncy the weak
back, the poor bock, tbo round bone,
the stupid head, the blundering manner.    All  these   ir institutional  and
all are transmissible,
When Hu- blemished oh) mnre is
turned oul to mass f.»r breeding purposes, tho sin that is committed is
not so groat us may at tlrst be supposed. That she has grown old lu
service Is evidence nf strength and
vigor of constitution that are exceptional and If she conies upon her leys
Ibo evidence of service which nre a
good   deal   like  the   knotted   bones   of
the toiler tliat aro not reproduced In
the offspring, sin* is infinitely more
valuable ns n breeder than the slick
young maro in the pasture which ims
never seen servi-e. und which, though
yol clean In body nnd limb, would
from defective conformation go down
under a fraction ot the labor thnt tho
Older animal has performed. This Is
the individual that deceives tho brood-
an aspect of fierce determination. Each
snnke priest has two attendants, one
of whom bears a feather wand. The
snakes aro handed out from a bower.
The priests hold ihem ln their mouths
iind carry them around while dancing.
The assistant attracts tho attention of
the snake, and perhaps thus keeps it
frum biting the priest. When each
snake has been carried in tho dance
and each In due time has been drop-
pod and nil have been gathered up
again, an old priest sprinkles sacred
meal on the ground, outlining a ring
wilh six compass points.
The snakes aro then thrown on the
meal. So they arc entrusted with tbc
prayers of the people and then are
given their liberty to carry these prayers to the gods who arc able to causo
the copious rains so needed In this desert region to water the corn and other
crops of the I-Iopl.
Some wbo havo seen as many as six
dances say that they have never seen
a   dancer bitten;   others have seen  tho
rattlers strike their fangs deep Into
Lha priest's flesh and remain thero
fastened by their long, curved, fish
bonollko fangs until removed. Tlie
prlOStS are certainly extremely carefill, ami, loo, they have an antidote for
snaka bltos made of the roots of a certain plant.
Tho class which entered In ISfiC reported In camp on duly Fourth, just afler :i first classman hud rend to the
assembled cadets, new and old. tho Do-
olaratlon of Independence. An oration
by ii cadet had followed and In Its
course a "glowing tribute was paid" by
the boy orator to George Washington,
Wheu the now cadets entered plebc
camp on that Independence Day an upper classman, bent on having some
fun with tho son of Ulysses Simpson
Grant, looked him up and asked him:
"Which do you think was tbe greater
man, General George Washington or
General Ulysses S. Grant?"
Fred's answer blunt and quick was,
"Washington may havo boen the greater man. but my father was the greater
"Mr, Grant," said the upper classman, "to compare your father to
George Washington in any sense Is
like unto the comparing of a plucked
hen with tho American eagle."
Then a fight started, but It was stopped almost Instantly by some first
class men, because the place was too
public for a fracas.
Chest Colds, Wheezing
Cured Over Night
Experience  of  a  Trained   Nurse
Every mother knows how difficult it
j is to get ;i young child to tako a cough
mixture. Seldom will mn- help unless
given in large doses, and tbe result Is
to completely upset tlie stomach r_nd
make the child sick.
Speaking of the promptest curo for
, chest   troubles   and   children's   colds.
I Nurse Carrlngton says: Tn all my ex-
perienca in nursing I haven't met any
[preparation so dependable as Nerviline,
It is the ideal liniment. Every drop
you rub nn Is absorbed qiiickly, slnkB
through the   pores   to   tin- congested
I muscles, eases, relieves and ciip>f
quickly.      Especially   for  chest   colds,
I pain In the   side, stiff neck, earach -.
Uoothoehe, l have found Nerviline invaluable. In treating the minor Ills of
children Nerviline bus no equal. I
think Nerviline should be in every
Hundreds nf thousands of bottles of
Nerviline used every year- proof that
it Is lhe Ideal liniment fm* the home.
Refuse anything ymir dealer may offer
instead of Nerviline. Largo family
fllzo botlloH, fiOc., trial si7e, 2'tc. All
dealers, or the Catarrhozone'Co., Buffalo, N.Y..  and  Kingston,  Ont.
The Canton-Macao railway. China,
has already boon surveyed, and it Is
probable lly>l construction work will
bo commenced  In    the    near    future.
Likewise the friend of every mah and
woman who is kept constantly on their
feist, and who suffers from callouses
and corns. The one painless remedy
is Putnam's Corn ami Wart Extractor;
it acts in twenty-four hours, and never
falls to uproot the corn, root and
branch. Satisfaction guaranteed with
a -Tic bottle of I'lilnain's Painless Corn
and  Wiirt  Extractor.
Starting at Fatl, across th'? Sikiamc
river from Canton, the iin-- will run
almost due south through th- districts
of Shuntak and Heungshan to the
boundary of the t'ortutfues- colony t*f
Macao. This line will be about TO
miles long and will penetrate nm; of
the richest districts of South China.
The country through which it passes
is low and is Intersected  by  Innumerable crooks, and given    over    to rue.
fruit and vegetable culture.    A _') colls
branch line will be built to connect the
main line at Chentsun with the Sunning Hallway at    Kongmoon via Ki:-
kong.   There are nu very ! irgs cities
on lhe railway, but thi
jlages and several towns of i'r"*:*. Un to
fifty    thousand      Inhabit tnts,
which are Chentsun. Shuntak.  H
shan, Chlngshan.  Kajicink   r*■:     K. 1 ,-
Tho southern   terminus
will  be within  five miles ■■■■•/
comnierei.il      port      ol       I v
While rice i-- the principal i.r« <f :' r ■•(
this region, ths pop-; itlon tense
that large quantities of ri *
Imported t" help oul  •'•-      ■      *r-ins.
Sugar cane Is grown   -n   •  large  =• 1 *■
for   local    consumption    ind    expi i
Among ihe manufactured   urtii
ported  from  the  districts   touch ■
the railway -ire palm-leaf  Cana.
:iml matting bae*s.    in-mir .
bean oil, coarse chin ■ er uni
firecrackers.   The prtnetps —      ■•
kerosene, cotton goods, rr: tea, ni-
ber. metal*;, coal  ir.-i clothing
You cannot afford brain-hefog-f.n? hsa_-.c.*".e_.
NA-DRU-CO Headache Wafers
stop them in quick time and c!;ar your head. T-.tr/
do not contain either phe::acet.n, a_*tar.:;: *.. man Ham,
opium or any other dangerous drug. 2Sz. 1 * it
your Druggist's. *.::
National Oroq and Ch-micai. Co. o-* c-..-*ica. l.hh--*-.
at Camp Comfort
The boy» at Camp Comfort are using
the tame itove that they had last year.
It wai the best they could gat.   It was a
■■ 111 ■ uirini 1 em
Oil Cook stove
Tlus year they got • New Perfection Oven
Abo a New Perfection Toaster
Also t New Perfection Broiler
"Gee, what a difference in the meali a food ttore
SMkea," laid one of the l»-v«. So tl-><*v called tlieir ihark
"Camp C-mfo-t." And they will trll their motlien and
wf*M about the awe, too. For lhe New Perfection Oil
Ceak-ttove it as convenient for tbe none ai (or the
cmp. It will bak*., broil, roast aad tout ai well ai a
fcgular coal range.
New Perfection
ii I ib i - • ,- ' ■ "i ia
nk.cl. unh C-MMl I"*.
_[op tkrlifl, lawe! rttit,
etc Lofl| rl.mrey t, r-i*r--
eUdluTiu'i_> ' ut. ."..*:•"
•mh 1,2m 31 warn A'l
dulrit. fteeCoat.pan\
*».ii*. *--»f) *m\e Cook-
Bdolri ast-> I »-n I i •n»-«-'
e>i>lm| '• itm'.t la caver
iraii t <   it
At dawn the young mon run the
I snake race, bringing In from Ihe field
.melon Vines, coin and other products,
,Then the priests, wllh liodtcn rubbed
with red pnlnt. iind chins hlnck, presenting a sombre though dignified pp-
poiiriincc. come ont on to the snake
dance plait with majestic Btrides nnd
The " Empire" Brands ot' Wood Fiber, Cement Wall
and Finish Plasters should interest you it" you
are looking for thc besl plaster board.
Writo today for our (pacification booklet.
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§Foo_ Yourself
Tlio Fall ruins are not here yot and you
will still need some good wet Elk Crock
wator to soo your lawn and flowers through,
Wo liu vo a full line of Hose, Sprinklers,
Bibbs, etc,, etc. Not odds and ends but a
good selection.
Stoves and Ranges aro beginning to move,
llow about tho ono you aro needing for fall.
I Denmark & Burton
m i
'I'ln' town or village whsi'o bushiflas
is Blngnnnl nml where lho citizen!
st'iul iwny for theeream of their ro-
niih'onicnts, is timid. Dead socially,
linnneially. antl intolleolually. Tho
liti/ciis lack I'onliilt'iuv unci interest
in I'.'it'h othor. Thoy tlo not oo-opor-
:ih'. They tlo not recipvooatb,
'j'hi'.v cease to bo enterprising, and
neglect In look proporly after tlieir
own; in short become slovenly and
careless antl degenerate into conditions in whieh no person of taste,
ivlini'iiii'iit, culture, enterprise or
ambition would care to live. Who
pays their taxes; keeps up tlieir
churches j manages their Sunday
Schools; arranges their social ontor-
iiiliunonUj visits the sick, helps tho
needy or looks alter tho poor?
Certainly not tho big concorn nl a
distance, to whom tbey sontl their
Nn individual or institution can
be healthy or prosper if starved
Starve the retail trade and you weaken and destroy the nmst vital essential in tho life iif a community.
Starvation does nol necossarilv mean
Ihe absolulo stoppage of all sustenance, Tbe process can bo carried
mil by degrees, and by sondlngaway
fnr their most prof I tablo goods, tin-
citizens of a lown or village e:in
gradually starve In death the retail
business and destroy the life and
prosperity of any community.
—Canadian Grocer.
(in Monday Aligns! 12 tho third
annual mid-siunmor fair nf the Vancouver Exhibition Association will
open nt Hastings Park in Hint city.
Special efforts hnve boon mado to
make tlio l!)12show the most buccoss-
ful iu its history. Reduced rules
will bu in forcoonall lines nf steamships and railways running into the
city, and hotel proprietors nre making efforts to handle tho large
crowds which will conic to visit the
big slinw.
Amusement features without end
has been the slogan of the directors
ami the long list arranged wilh to
show here will please all.
"The Conquest of  Mexico"  nnd
he grnnd  fireworks display every
, vening is it high priced feature that
should lie well received.   Twu bun-
Ireil and fifty performers are rcquir-
id for the.scene in  "The Conquest ,_ _- _.    „.__. „ .,__ _    ._  _    „_ „    __ _    __    _      „__ _
,f Mexi.'o."    This is given in   lw„ *•«* WmHttUW*.  if *X& if t>i*B&
e im\ttM */V'Ve#\V *\/» WV */*'*/» 4#t *
Money to Loan
Call in and we will supply you
with full particulars.
Chas. Huteheson $ Co.
separate acts.
Thirty-three harness races with a
list nf pur-a' money aggregating
850,600 will Iss' I'liiiihiriuc Ihe week.
Miilnivyele races, nl n sp I nf uver
a mile a minuto will be given ilnily.
Six days of Bolid fun nre offered in
the dozens nf shows and devices
along tho Midway. Remember the
dates—August 12 to 17.
T. II. Henderson has commenced
alterations to the Btoto occupied by
Chns. Parker. A plate gluss front
will be put in nnd uther important
improvements made. In tht- meantime -Mr. Parker will occupy W.ll.
Lillie's store Opposite the new   |ssisl
(1. .1. Chamberlain, whu hns conducted n barber simp near the
Knight block left suddenly mi
Thursday for soulli of tin' line, lt
may lie written of hhn ' (lono but
unt Forgotten."
The Commerce Commission nf the
(failed Slates has ordered a reduction
nf fifteen por cent-in express rates.
A reduction In Canada express rntes
would bo a boon to many business
mon. 'I'ln' express companies nre
about the wttrst monopolies, tlmt
the Canadian public is compelled t.i
Fruit Crates
We havo anticipated n big fruit yield for
this season and havo on baud n big supply
of fruit crates both for local and shipping
purposes. Your ordor will reeoivo careful
1    t I •    "w-
** tweet, refreshes the farmer who
» builds a
Concrete Well or Tank
' I "il E PARMER, above all others, appreciates good water. He drinks
*■ more- water than the city man. The city-dweller is dependent upon
the public water-supply for the purity of his water, while the farmer can
have his own private source of water, antl thus he sure that it is pure
and healthful.
AN hasn't found a better drink than cool water, properly collected and stored.    Hut in order to keep
water fresh and pure, a tank or well casing that will keep out every possible impurity must be used.
IT  il  alxs.lulrly  »ii,r-,i(;lii,   protecting yuur  water Inim -tliuse nf all
liu.I.    lt cannot rut ur crumble.   It li niily denied in.ttlv.   Time
aistl water, i.t.*c.,.l ttf ivsuisisj it tts decay, actually malts: it Itfoilger.
i-; arc icorci ol oihcr use-, inr concrete bn your form* *on every farm, If
would like lo know of them, write for our book] "Whal lhe former Can
Da With Concrete.*'   The book is abwlutely free.
parlittenl wilt help you to ■.'<•<. tde
horn fo budd mnything, front a porch.
»i<ep io a eih. The service ie free-
you don'l ivm hurt lo promt** lo
butltt. When in doubl a*k the Inform.
uti-n £>r/-iirf«if*»*.
Address Publicity Manager
Canada Cement Company
XATNBNyou -.-.p ia buy cfmtnl
be tan thut Ha: tabrl in on
vvcry bag iim/ tmrml. Thvn
yon knuw yon «r,*   netting   Ihe
cenenl lhal  t h a ftnrmtn of
Canada huve found to  f>c   lha
s;t>".i» "'
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? TheChilliwachPlaning Mills |
? P. 0. Box 243 Phone L2442 J
Wanted - Acreage
Improved and unirpprovod, from ownors nnly, near
Chilliwaek and vicinity.    Wo hnvo  gome good  Vancouvor property in exchange for Bamo.   Address
Campbell, Reid $ McAIister
443 Homer Street Vancouver, B, 0.
Solves lho
Ton Pays
Free Trial
:; W^m i k j?
For !!• I'J WO art-
ttlTi'i'iiiK a
nl ilif ii Hi. iln,
siiitnlilt! for k<'ii-
,'rnl    litiiisi'liiilil
ns.' fur
Tiiis iron is similar i<> nil "Hot-
point " CXC0|)l
tlmt tlm upiMT
siirfiii'c is ini|Mil-
Continuity of Impression is successful advertising. FREE PRESS,  CHILLIWACK,  BRITISH COLUMBIA.
The Windup of Trenholm's Furniture Stock
The above is the tlie last instructions that the I. D. SMITH CO., of New York, received from Mr. C.
T. McHattie, of Vancouver, assignee for Trenholm Estate. Our sale prices have been cut down again
and we will clear the balance of the stock regardless of price or loss. So beginning Friday August 9th.,
we will fling back the flood gates of values and let loose the greatest bargains in Furniture, Upholstering,
Dishes, Blankets, Oilcloths, Rugs, Carpets, Etc., ever offered the people of British Columbia. We
cannot give prices as our sales people are now busy, with the blue pencil slashing and cutting the prices
on every article in stock prepairing tor the great event.
You will Long
No Time to Lose!
Hurry Up and See Us
Throw Away Goods
Safe, Oliver
Fixtures, Etc.
We must sell this stock tor what it will bring
So prepare yourself to share in a bargain feast such as you never saw before. We have
spared nothing from the finest to the cheapest. We have reduced prices with a vengeance.
Everything will be passed over to the public in a grand scatter that means the windup.
The Closing Out of Trenholm's Bankrupt Furniture Sale
A short time more and the entire stock will be sold.   Those who come at once and until
the end, will be surprised at the low prices.   Goods almost given away.
Do you want to save Money ?
Everything now at about Half Prices
Cut to Sell
Never Hind
the cost
The l.D. Smith Sales Co., fr^±B_
Clearance at
any cost
To Accomodate out of town Buyers Store open Every Evening Until 9 p.m. CHILLrWACK   PIU3E   PRESS
At   Onra   to   Learn   Barber  Trnda
Only eight wftrki required to learn, tools
free ami pay waxes while learniiii;. Poxi-
tlotii aecnred nn completion at fnmi |15
to 920 per week. \Vi> bav-j inni,i»-. ,in nf
loritiuiiri whom joii eon Blurt hunLiu'iB
for **oursclf. Trem_n_ouB deroitnd for
barbers. Write (or Free Catalogue; better mill, call- If ynu would bfienme an
expert    run    muat    bo    an    International
Alnxiuidir Ave.,  first Door W«it
of Main St.,  Winnipeg.
"Thoro is no otliQj1 way Cor thi   milliner  tu  meto oul   punlflhmonl   in  tin*
.oollali i.risi; -s in ail st.it.-.-. whoro
InwH hnvo 1 11 (mssod rogulfiMng thi
bIssu ot a womun'B hut, thn stylo of
reathor sin- shall wear, tho uizo ol a
hul [iln, ; 1 r 111 whon ami when' she nm*-.
wear hor imt, thun to bocomo u rutl-
fledged nuiTruKlHl," n city milliner says.
"Nol 1 mil 11 mil HurrrnKctlo going
around with n hammer, hllMnw 1 heud
Whenc*. - r . 1 ti*J wln-n-v i'i* '.ii-- Is scon,
bul .111 nKllutliifl suiTruKlHt, Imndhiy i->
gOlher i" al'l iu ili» dofoiil oC uny mnn
ber of lho (Slate Login Int ur_s nv Congress who will introduce 11 bill niTeei
Ing womi n*s heud wear, or who will
vote tor such n bill. She should brim
all her influence to bear upon father,
brother, beau and nil other inen relatives iiint Crionds tu r'-Hl n vote
pgainst such n man. 11 takes bul .1
few votes these 'lays to determine the
election of a candidate. If lhe mlllin
era ind all women engnged In the millinery business would tako this nuttier up seriously ami work together
along Hi" lines referred to above, few
men would want to jeopardize their
positions by voting ugalnst tho wishes
of ilie women."
--=r DODD'S'1'
That Reminds Me
S'-nil for Free Hook giving full par*
tlctilai-H   of   TIIKM'II'N   nKMBIIV,   the
World-famous Curt for BpUepsy and
Fit:-*.. Simple home treatment. 26
years'  success.
Testimonials   from   nil   i-aris  of  th*
world.    Over 1.000 In on a year.
HIT Hi. .tittiifV ' Iinnit>er*4, Turonta.
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:j Swollen Varicose Veins* K'.V.'.MiJJS:
;.y It.i.1 I,-*-**-, Milk l.t-/,', Tlminibo-
\ (-:-. I l.'|-h;ifili.i-ii. Il takesouttho
< ' Itiil.i 1111:111 nm, .unn< '-aanddlM'oliira*
•■ tion;ri-ii-ves the ju.n and UreanMtt
rt-a«e,H tin* bwHlinn, gnul unity rcstor-
Inif p.irt 1,1 nt.rtii.il Mnnirili and up*
pSranco.  A USOnDUSK, J U,.! ■..•-
tnlld, Mfc, iili-asaot antiseptic Imi-
Kinn 11 111' 1111:1 1 I-- 1 .11111 iiruHeu i. tvn imn nui-
pletely and ji.'niiiin.-ntly eur-d. tirst few appll-
Uttuns uf AIINOUlll.M-:, .lit., will giv.' nliet
and pmvo lis nn-rli. (I mi and (.'.OO per buitle at
ItnCpltl or delivered. JK-Iiilli t\ (tlrecMnn**, ftPOftfl
oon-i-L-nt cast-s nnd Hook U(i free our**i|Ut)sU
It is spelled A-B-S-O-R-B-l-N-E and Mann
facturcd only by W. V. Young, P.D.F..
210   I.vn«n'»Ht.il.!i*i(..Montreal.i'.Q.
AW, funlXil liy Mini), I  ;■■ a \.-ni..- lv. Wirii.lp****
Tli'-Vi  illint.Mi !<       ... -,11-i.ftim.lj-.: ,i.i(i],._ry
aiHt ll.i.nv    llrr,   1.     Ud., Vat..:o*l»*-r
Icelnnilk- River, Man., S*pt. jith 1910
im.B. J. KiM'AU, Co,
Dear Sit*—Will you ptrnse tnnll to
my ftddrcn n copy of your "Treat i%e
on tin? IIi>r«*,"i* I have i'een using
Krn.l.iirsSpHvhi Cure an-1 always fotMQ
It >aie .itul lUrt, Marino llilrm.
That tells Die whole M"ry, and It la
the eaprrlenrr llt.it hundre'l** of litem-
MBdi haVf had in thepaat40 yean*,, nit<l
It'a the rxperle_.ee you will have—"It i»
the only auic temedy —
lor Spavin,Hingbone, Curb, Splint.
Swelling and All 1 .um nrss
Md hy Uru.isi-L $1.00 a Bottl-i ''
boillei for I-.-'.   Keep U ou hand
,-ihi.iys. lie ready ful the emeij-rnc y.
Ken !..U'a Hops lhe juin, llaril the
1 ul ilmn, peiieltn'es.itnl reuinve»the
IUM ol the diM)ider*».   Ask lof a free
■ p] of "A Treatlae on the Horae."  if
n it at dealeis, wnte ti>— li*J
OR  I. J. htMHI11 0.. > un*»re falls. VI.
Your Liver
is Clogged up
That', Whr You're Tirrd   Oul   of
Sort,    He ve No Appetil«._
vsill nul yosi riglil
in a If w .lay,.
1K-.1 tliils/,
lioo, Oil.  <
iou.it.... Iisdit|,,liin, ,,d Sick llr.d.ckf.
Genuine 1-»i 1-I Bipintur^
Townlej How'a lhe new cook gol-
Ling on?
Suliluibs I don'l know. She didn't
leuvo Iter addroaa,
Olbha Uow would you Ilk, to be 11
Prcaldontial possibility?
Dlbba Poaalbllityl Why, man, whon
1 was .1 kid n waa n auro thing
Brown Su you'ro living In thu uuun*
hy. fir.' 1 suppose yuu got up with
ih*- ohlckons?
Groan Havo a* I any ohlckons. T got
up with the thormomoter,
Mr Does ii woman when aho'a married ox] t In r husband to toll hor hla
business affairs?
Sho   l don'l know; but 0 woman ox-
1 in 11 uuin in talk business wlu-n he's
courting hor.
Marks The conductor on the stroct
car this morning, had n dispute with 1
pnssongcr aboul his faro, uml ho kepi
oxt'lnimlitg; "Transvonol Tranavone!"
Whal iin you suppose he meant?
I'arka ihui's ii now ono to moj bul
im- n guoss ho meant: "Como across!"
*   *   *
"Why. It's as plain as tho noso on
yuur faco."
"Woll anyhow, 11 ain't us plain us
lhe faco behind ynu* nose."
"Bul you'ro riding without spurs,
"For heaven's sake, nol sn loud. Tho
brute will hoar you."
•*l bear ynu havo presented some animals to tho zoological gardons, hore,
Ucrr Rluller."
"nnly tuu- or two little things an
elephant .-uul -1 buffalo."
'ih.- Jolly Fellow (to the man above
who has been dragged from his bed
by Mu- wild ringing ol liis front door
bell) One of your windows Is wide
.Mi*. Dressing Gown Thanks, awfully, old man.   Which one Is It?
The Jolly Fellow 'l he one you have
your head "tn 'it.   Tu-tu!
!usoj   l wul eh Ing  the golfers)        1 M
don't see nnny difference between thst
n' wor-rk
O'Brien -Ye„ don't, oh! Well ye„
would whin puy duy kern around.
• ♦   •
Mrs, Exe—So the umpire's wife
doesn't uttent' the ball game uny more.
Mrs. Wye—No; li wus so aggravating to her to se.* him get the last word.
• *   »
U- Ah, muy I not hope Ihut you will
bo mine forever?
She—Ves; but really won't you be
discouraged irom Imping nfter 1 marry
• *    •
Griggs- Do you believe there is anything in palmistry?
Brlggs—Well-or-yes. 1 believe if a
young fellow can get a pretty girl lo
give him her hand lu- can tell the name
of her future husband.
• *   a
The Minister (reprovingly)-*—Johnny,
illd you catch those today?
Johnny* Ye-es, sir. Tout's what
they gris for chosln' worms on Sunday!
"I'm sorry to Iiml the baroness out.
Don't forget to toll her   1 called, will I
"No, sir. I'll tell her ut once."
• •    •
Passerby -What's Uu* fuss in the
schoolyard, boy?
Tho Boy -Why. the doctor bus jusi
been around examln' us nn' one of lhe
deficient boys is knockln' th' everlaattn'
Biuffln's out of ti perfect kid.
• *   •
Dobhs—So you're living in the country, eh! "Whal kind of neighbors havo
ynu; aro they desirable?
Ilobbs Doslruble! Groat Scott, wo
haven't u thing Uu-y don't desire, especially in ilu* way of gardening Implements,
.Mrs. Neurltch So you heard from
your sister. Mow did sho enjoy the
trip .UTOSH?
Miss Young- Well, she wrote that
she was very glad when tliey reached
[urrn Hi inn.
Mrs. Neurltch -Terra (lrmu? Why.
1 thought she was u> bind at Liverpool,
»   t   •
Knlckor So Jones bus a great Invention?
Bocker Ves; un umbrella humlle
Ibat retains the linger print.
• •    •
"Vou aay you play overy night at the
Casino and m-vi-r lose. How do ymi
manage it."'
"I  play tho trombone!"
• •    •
Bacon*—Who would you do if 1 sent
you a monage by wireless?
ESgborl if you sent It 1 suppose I'd
have i" pay fur It.
l'a Kmhr.11 <• me. Thorn. Reginald
Ins asked your hand In matTlago,
Thorn Bul l don'l want to leave
mothor, pi
1   l'a   <>h, nover mind that,   Tako her
I along wiih y<-u.
• •    •
'Mow Is It I never hear yo-i n,y a
word aboul y-oir old college i'.ys""
"The iiilii-i <>      went lo didn't  hhVU a
very good baseball team."
in eonnoetlon with tho death of I-ord
Lister it is Interesting to know that the
nurse wim assisted the famous surgeon
willi his tirst aatineptie preparations is
still in the Glasgow l.'oyal Infirmary.
Nufso Bell has tniiiiy interesting stories
of tin* obi days when Prof. Lister wns
in the infirmary, and the crowd of BtU-
dents ami dressers, many of thom now
'lull's, who attended lhe classes from
1801 to 1800.
Nurse Bell hns beon in (he Royal In-
lirmary for forty-live yenrs. Sho is now
-..' pears of ago nml she enjoys good
health, though not able to do much.
When Lord  Lister was presented with
the freedom of tho city of Glasgow four
years SffO it was hlB spools! desire that
S'urse Bell should l>e present, at the
inii'lion  in  St.   Andrews'  hall.     When
ilu* memorial service was held in the
iiiiitersity .Impel she had a special in-
\ .tation to be present.
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From Weakness and Despair Thousands Have Beon Restored to Robust
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That sick women are made well by
Dr. Hamilton's Pills is proved in the
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my feelings, bul because l thought my
skin would nover look nice again l
grew despondent.    Then  my appetite
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tried withoui permanent benefit. A
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a bos in' Dr, Hamilton's Pills, She
placed reliance upon thom, ami now
thnt Buy havo made mo n woll woman
I would mil be without thorn whatever
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character of a woman's nature. They
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a wonderful woman's medicine. Uso
rn. olher pill but Dr. Hamilton's; 25c.
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Mr, Julian Corbett bus done good
service In producing his new study of
naval history, "Some Principles of
Maritime Strategy." Aa student of
history and u lecturer at tho Naval
War College, ho hus no doubt realized
that n need exists Cor such n work, do-
voted exclusively to the consideration
of the principles of strategy to bo
adopted by n .Maritime Slate, says
ilu- London Daily Telegraph, Until
comparatively recent yenrs tho theory
of war was usually viewed from tho
standpoint of continental Powers, with
their long und exposed frontiers always
open to attack. Even today, owing to
various Influences, reference Is frequently made lo naval strategy and
military strategy as though they were
separate and distinct, and had no 00m-
Imon ground. Mr. Corbdtt's thesis is
I that lho theory of war brings out their
Intimate relation, "li reveals that embracing them both is a larger strategy
j which regards the fleet und lhe army
las one weapon, which co-ordinates
Ihelr action, and indicates the lines on
which each must move to realize lho
full power of both." This is a consideration which In British defensive ur-
rangements has been only too fre-
Iquotltiy—indeed, usually—Ignored. It
(is the dominating factor in tho study of
I wnr ns employed by a maritime State,
and ll has been ignored, the War Office
working In ono watertight compartment und the Admiralty In anolher.
There was never u time when It was
more essential that ihls larger strategy
Should   be   Studied,   because   there   was
never 0 time during the past LOO years
| when ii was so carefully studied in
!rival countries, where ttie Influence of
'sea-power on history has given a new
direction to defensive policy. This Is
tho day nf Ihe largor strategy;
"It will dind ns lo assign lo each
:lts propor function in u plan of war;
ill   will   enable   each   Service     In   ronllSO
! ihe bottor thc limitations ami lho possibilities uf the function wllh which ll
Is ehnrged, ami bow and when its own
i necessities niusl   glvo  way  lt> a   hlghor
and more pressing need of tho other,
ill discloses in shorl thai naval strategy
is not n thing by itself, that its problems call seldom nf never In- solved nn
;naval considerations alone, but that it
iis only a pari nt' maritime stratogy
the higher learning which teaches us
'that I'm- a maritime State lo make successful war ami to realize her special
!strength, army and navy must bo used
'ami thoughl of as instruments no loss
connected ilmn nre the three
William Vincent As tor, who becomes
head of tho great Americun family of
Aislor, through lho tragic death of his
father lh tho Titanic disaster, Is not
yot of ago. With his sister, Muriel, ho
will Inherit a fortune estimated at
$150,000,000. His great, great grandfather at his age was working for a
baker on^l'ourl streel, New York, and
looking uboul for a chance to gee Into
the fur business.
William Vincent Astor wus bjr.i nn
November IB, 1891, in tho old William
Astor mansion at Fifth uvenue und
Thirty-fourth street, where tho Waldorf-Astoria now stands. 1 Shortly
iifter his birth his parents moved into
tho now Astor residence at Fifth
avenue and Sixty-sixth street. He
was not strong us a child, and until
last fall, when ho entered Harvard, he
spent every year nt his father's country home on the Hudson, three months
at Newport, and three months at the
town house. Ho Is tall and slim,
with dark, straight hair nnd dark blue
eyes. Ilo bears a marked resemblance
to his father.
Ills father, wishing to keep him out
of doors on account of his delicate
health, encouraged his fondnoss for
yuchling ami uutomohlliug- Me accompanied bis father on the Nommu-
bul on a voyage to the West Indies two
years ago, when a storm Int ecru pled
communication, and  tho  Astor  yacht
was not heard from for several weeks.
11 was feared Dial ibe yacht had  ,1
losl nnd revenue cutlers were ilivpnl-
ibed lo hum for 11. imi 11 turned oul
(hat the Neiirmahal was safe lu harbor
at San Juan.
As nn automoblllal he bus a imputation for fast driving,   Jusi  boforo ho
went lo Harvard last full be wns called
up before a police magistrate In New
port  ami  locturod nboul   Mis habli   or
driving through ihe slreels t 'apldly,
1 uue. while driving bis car through
Tarryluwn, he ran intu a troo to nvold
striking a man ou a motorcycle.
There have been many riiniors of
Vlnconl Aslor'a ongngomonl lo various
young women lu society ami out,
Lasl month ho had occasion to deny
i.i report thai be was to marry a girl
j in a Broadway musical comedy. He
suid then thut he wasn't erfgagod ami
didn't Intend to become engaged for a
■ long tlmo to come.
I 11 is understood that following Astor
custom, Colonel John Jaoob Astor made
a  marriage    settlement    of   cash and
If so, remember .these facts—Zard-
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With the Horses
What is the weak point in the trotter today? It is not speed. We have
distanced the dreamer of yesterday,
and the end Is not yet. The weal;
point of the trotter Is lack of uniformity  and  absence  of  type.
A retired millionaire once said: "I
like the trotters, but I'll never breed
them till you can show me a sire with
a dozen colts that look just like him.
I can breed cuttle, or sheep, or hogs,
or chickens, or dogs; yes, even other
breeds of horses such us hackneys,
percherons, etc., with some uniformity.
But  when you  breed  trotters  you  get
When you come to think of lt the
mun was right. Anyone who has tried
to iind n team-mate for a horse knows
how un uniform the trotter is.
Now that extreme speed has so nearly become a fixture in the prepotent
trotting families, lt is high time for
breeders to become Individual propagandists  With   tho  object  of fixing a
Why is it that type Is more firmly
established In almost every breed of
fancy stock except the trotting horse?
Then- must be something lucking In
trotting breeding that is present in
other breeding. There Is something
lacking, to Wit, line-breeding, which Is
assiduously practised by every other
breeder except tho trotting horse
Why Is line-breeding neglected?
There seems no reason except that the
great mass of trolling breeders are
great Imitators and the system has
never been very generally tried. Wo
can count on our fingers the prominent  breeders who are line-breeding In
anything like n systematic way.
The trotter Is essentially a line-bred
horse, but this result wns not achieved
through   design.    The   Hambletonlan
family early showed Its superiority and
Immediately thai blood was sought und
became  intensified.    There was a  liko
result wlu-n the Wilkes family became
HOW      A      COLORADO      HUNTER
The sei und of April a Colorado hunt'
er and trapper received an order front
Colorado springs for a mountain Hon
to be usod for exhibition purposes, With
several companions he set mn to gol tho
beast.    A full grown one W0l found in
lh ountalns   near   Meeker.     It   wns
surrounded and tnkon to a tree, Leaving
his companions with ropes roady Tovoy.
after removing hia coat, climbed the
treo. Spitting ami snarling ihe boast
barked out ou a limb and Tovey, with
COal held before him, moved in pursuit.
When Hie limb began to bend danger-
on-dy the boost stopped backing and
made a spring toward his pursuer. Over
his hood and front paws went the rout,
ami boaat and hunter fell te the ground
in a tanglo, Tho guide held his prey
until the others nuide it fast with ropes,
Thus the mountain Hon was dellvored
at Colorado Springs without even n
scratch lo mar it.
Intimately <*•
arms ashore,"
i    This is well put If the words are not
.'misinterpreted and are taken as a gen-
'eral statement of a great truth which
we in this country are only just beginning   to   realize.     But'  this   larger
stratogy   is   not   merely   governed   by
naval and military demonstrations.   As
Mr. Corbett observes, "wars are not de-
I elded exclusively by military and naval
force, because "finance Is scarcely less
Important," and when other things are
equal, "It is lhe longer purse that wins."
It is even true that it has many times
redressed an   unfavorable   balance of
armed force, and given victory to the
physically  weaker  Power.      Nor  does
this exhaust the issues involved in the
larger strategy.     Mr. Corbett has done
no belter work for the nation thnn in
setting out the plain facts in this book:
J   "War being, us it is. a complex sum
:of   naval, military, political, financial
and   moral   factors.   Its  actuality   can
seldom offer to 11  naval  staff it clean
' slate   on   which   strategical   problems
..an  be solved  by  well  turned syllogisms.   The naval factor can never ignore the others. From the outset une or
more of them will always call for some
[act of exercising command which will
not wait for its turn in the logical progression."
From this indication of the field covered by the author it will be understood
how appropriate Is the appearance of
this volume at a moment when a Naval
I War Staff has been established at the
1 Admiralty to co-operate with the
general stuff already in existence at
the War Offlce, both bringing the fruits
of their labors, as required, to lhe committee of Imperial defence, where sit
the ministers of state (and their
■officials on occasion), whose special
'duty it Is. and must be, to study the
[political, financial and moral factors of
war. v
( Mr. Corbett'a work covers a wide
i field, nnd he writes with all the restraint and scrupulous care which one
i expects from him. His ".Maritime
Strategy" la probably the best book
which could be put Into the hands of a
naval or military officer beginning the
study of imperial defensive policy; and
if only it could be a sine qua non to
presence at the committee of Imperial
defence that all ministers should be
able lo pass an examination in Its conduits, tlu* nation might be saved millions of pounds due to changes in unln-
structod opinion. That Mr. Corbett
has set forth none but unexceptional
propositions Is not, *>f course, suggested, because on several points there
is room for criticism. But. general.y,
It may be said lhal there Is no other
volume so Interesting, lucid, and convincing.
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seourlllos on both of bis wives, they in
turn giving up their dower rights In
the estate.    Tlie purpose of lho snllli-
mont was in keep the Astofr estate Intact, If tills was the case, then nellhe."
Mrs, Alva Willing Aslnr tinr Mrs. John
Jacob   Astor   will   receive     u   widow's
I bird   of   II stale,   which     will     be
shared by Vincent Aslnr and his sister,
Muriel, wl;.. Is now ID years nid
Muriel, 11 is said, was provided for tn
tho solllomonl that Colonel Astor made.
on her mother,   The amount was novor
made   public,   bill     It     was   snld   to   ho
$10,000,000, with a provision that It
should lator rovorl to Muriel.
.Mrs.  Waller Kussell   11.ill, uf Sydney.
a widow, whose husband nmussod a
grenl fortune bj gold mining, nml was
ono of the Kurvlvors of tbo famous
Eureka stockntlo riots has glvon $1.,-
000,00. lo he held In trust, the Income
j to be dOVOtod to lbc rollol in Australia
I of   povorl \    ami    Die   advancement    ul
p lucntlon ami religion she has slip-
ulalod Ihul hall n rsllllon is to go i.t
Now South Wuli-s. ami a quarter million each to Victoria and Queensland
Institutions, Anglican charities greatly  bench!.
Once again    the   skull    ol  lho i t
(Schiller has been "deihiitdy Identified,"
according to advices from Weimar.
Prof. Von Froriop or Tubingen, who a
[year ago had the old burial vault there
pencd. has picked it from among sev-|
lenty skulls in the vault. The genuineness of*Uie discovery has been recognized by the anatomical congress at
Munich.    M was proved  by Prof. Wel-
iukct- tif I la lie in 1H83 that the skull until then supposed lu be tliat of thc poet
,.was not the right one.
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disappearance of the lop hat. An observer with a laste more curbuis lhan
useful in Statistics stood ill a simp
entry on fashionable Bond street the
olher day for ten minutes by a Stopwatch, lie records that 02 men of the
upper class passed on his side of the
pavement In that time and, alas! only
eleven wore silk lids, with the accompanying COattatts. The eighty-one
others were variously clad In tweeds
and other ratcatcher costumes, and
wore either the Inconspicuous "howler" or some flattened and distorted
Any lingering doubts of tbe rcnllly
the new Chinese civilisation are
■pelled by the news from Nanking.
10 National Assembly having ex-
esscd only n lukewnrm approval of
Los for women that august assembly
is invaded hy a horde of Amazons
in reasoned gently with the rncai-
rant members, broke all the wln-
ws. mauled the guards, ami general-
presented such unanswerable arg-
nts that the assembly consented to
rtnsldor the matter. How thankful
ist have lieeh these legislators thnt
iy had no pigtails.
At the annual meeting of the trustees
of lho Shakespeare birthplace, held nt
Stnwtford last week. Sir Sidney LflO,
who presided, reported that 51,088 persons bad visited the poet's house during the year, a decrease of 7.0BS from
the previous year, and 20,007 had visited Annf* Hutliuway's cottngo, a decrease of 3,1R0. The decrease was
attributed to the railway and coal
strikes. Mosl of lhe visitors came during the summer months, nnd seventy
different nationalities were represented,
aa attested by the addresses appended
to the signatures In Ihe Visitors' book.
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lately intu ths gray water of the Seine,
and drew u wel veil across the opposite hunk. Through iho reeking mist,
Iho remote gray brunches In the wardens of the Tuilerlea stood out starkly naked. Even tlie vague masses of
the Louvre seemed as forbidding as
tho shadowy bulk of some buttressed
prison.   The "laxis" slurred hy through
wet   streets,   and    those   persons   who
were abroad w^jil with streaming umbrellas and hurried steps, The raw
chill of Continental hotels permeated
the place. He knew lhat in the centre
of the room Duska sat. lier elbows
resting on the table top; her eyes,
distressfully wide, tlxcd on thc wet
panes of tlie other window. lie knew
that, If he spoke to her. her lips wuuld
shape themselves Into a pathetic smile
and her answer would be steady. He
knew lhal sho had given herself no
luxury of outburst, bul that she had
remained thero, in much the sume attitude, nil aflornoon; sometimes, crushing her small handkerchief into a tight
wail nf lace and iiiii'ti; sumotlmos,
opening it oul ami smoothing it with
Infinite care Into a liny square upon
ihe table, il" knew that lur fool, with
ilnii* small shoes and high-arched,
silk-stockinged insteps, twitched nervously from tlmo lo llmo; thai the
un iln nt shoulders drooped forward,
These dotalls win- pictured lu his
mind, and ho kept' his eyes stolidly
pointed in ward ilu- mil it u loom sn
ihat he might nol bo forced actually
to see it nil again.
Al   Insl,   h>-   wllOOlod   wllh   a   sudden
nest uro iif desperation, nnd, going
across to the table, dropped his hand
..ver hers.
She iiM.i.nl up wltb the unchanged
expression of wldo-eyed Buffering that
lias   tin  nutlet.
"Duska, donr," ho askod*, "can i do
She sl k her head, and, as she answered, ll was lu a dend voice. "Then-
is nothing to do."
"If  I   leave  ynu,  will ynu  promise In
cry?    Y»ni must try." he commanded.
"I can't cry," she answered. In the
same expressionless flatness of tone.
"Duska. can ymi forgive mo?" He
luul moved around, and stood leaning
forward with   his  hands resting upon
lhe  table.
"Forgive you for whnt?"
-For  being   tb'
h W
IIS   Ci
there   foi
She res
his hand.
author of all this
ilamity." he burst out with
itton, "for bringing him
Introducing you."
hod out suddenly, and seized
sho pleaded.    "Do
ou suit-
pose that I would give up a memory
that I have? Why, all ray world is
memory now! Do you suppose I blame
you—or him?"
"You might very well blame us both.
We both knew of the possibilities, and
let thlnps go on."
She rose, and let her eyes rest on
him with directness. Hor voice whs
not angry, but very earnest.
■That is not true." sho said. "It
couldn't be helped. It was written.
Ho told me everything. Uu asked mo
to forget, and I held him—because we
loved each other. Ho could no more
help It than he could help boing hlm-
elf, fulfilling his genius when he
thought he was following another man.
Them are just -some things—" she
halted a moment, and shook her head
"some things," she went on quietly,
"that are bigger than we are."
"But now " He stopped.
"Bul now—" the quiet of her words
hurt the man more than tears eould
have done-- "now, his real life has
claimed him—tho life that only loaned
him to mc."
The telephone jangled suddenly, and
Steele, whose nerves were all on edge,
started violently at tho sound. Me-
chanlcally, he took up the instrument
from its table-rack, and listened.
"Ves, this is Mr. Steele. What? Mr.
St. John'.' Toll him I'll see him down
thero—to wait for me." Steele wns
aboul to replace tho receiver, when
Duska's band caught his wrist.
"No," she said quickly, "have him
come here."
"Walt. Huld tbe wire." The man
turned to (lie girl.
"Duska, ynu nre only pulling yourself on the rack." he pleaded. "Let me
see him alone." She shook her head
with the old determination. "Have him
enme here."  she repeated.
"Send Mr. St. John up," ordered the
One might huve seen from his eyes
[ that, when Mr. St. John arrived, his
Option won hi be ungracious. The
I man felt nil tho stored-up savagery i
of his helpless remonstrance, it
I musi have some vent. Everyone and
everything that had contributed lo her
Imisery were alike hateful tn him. Had
Ilu* been aldo to talk to Saxon Just linn,
Ihis unreasoning wrath would have
Ipniircd Itself forth ns readily and bll-'
Iterly  as on   St,   John,      The  sight   of
liu* ag< ut standing in the door a few
liniments later, Inoffensive, even hum-
lile, drilled to mollfy him.
"I  shall have the  (wn picture-*, fle-
Ilvored wiibin ihe next day." ventured
in- Englishman,
stieti turned brutally on the visitor,
"Ho you mean io r'lk remutnlnfl in
['ails iihw"" ho '!< maiuled.
At the lime, St. .bum stiffi m-.l. lb
|ilis   humble   beCUUse  these   people   uud
eu kind. Now, mooting hostility, he
brew nir his lowly demeanor,
("Why. muy I ask, should I leave
'tiris'.'" There wus a touch of dcll-
uteiy   shaded   detlanc"   In   Ihe   qiies-
onlng voice
"1 localise,    now,   you    must    reckon
|lth Mr. Saxon for pirating his work!
he ma" choose to nink.  y rj
Inlk tin* plank.'
Steele  whipped   out   his  atlPWOr   in
pld. angry sentences.
St. .lulin  mel  the eyes of the  Kcn-
ckhin Insolently.
"Pardon the suggestion that you mls-
ile tlie case," he snld. softly. "I hnve
ver snld a plelure as a Marston lhat
is not u Marston—It would appear
| nt uncmisolously 1 wns, after ull.
iiobI. As for Mr. Saxon, there is, it
■ins. im Mr. Saxon. Thai gentleman
is entirely mythical. It was an alias,
ynu plense,"
It wus Steele who winced now, but
liis retort was contemptuously coqI:
"Do you fancy Mr. Marston will accept that explanation?"
"Mr. Steele—" the derelict drew back
his thin shoulders, and faced the other
with a glint lu lho pale pupils that
was au echo of the days when he had
been able In look men In the face.
"I leforo 1 became a scoundrel, sir. I
was u gentleman. .My daughter is extremely ill. I must remain with her,
and, take the chance as to what, Mr.
Marston may choose in ilo. I shall
hope that he will make somo allowance
for a father's desperate—If unscrupulous—effort to care for hla daughter.
I hope so particularly Inasmuch as that
daughter Is also his wife."
Steele started forward, ids eyes going Involuntarily to the girl, but she
sat. unflinching, except lhat a. sudden
spasm <if pain crossed the hopelessness
of lier eyes. Somewhere among Duska Fllson's ancestors, there had been
a stole. instantly Steele realized
that it was he himself who had
brought about the needless cruelty of
thai reminder, St. John had disarmed him, and put him In the wrong.
"1   beg your pardon, sir."   he said.
"I came here," said St. John, slowly,
"noi unly to notify ymi about your
canvases. There was Something else,
Vou were both very considerate when
l was hero before,   li is Birnngo thai
a man who will do dishonest things
still clings to lho wish that Ids occasional honest motives shall unt be mis-
construod, I don'l waul you to think
llmt I Inioiiilonally lied lo ymi then.
i told Mm i-'i-i'ih'i-ick Marston was dond,
i bolievod it. Heforo I bogan Ihls
Mils piracy. I Invosllgutod, and sails-
ilmi mysolf mi ih.- point. Time cor*
loboniiiii mo, li is as though be luul
arisen from lhe grave. That is all."
Tin- man paused; Ihon, looking a I
ttie girl, he contlnuodi
"Ami    Mr.   Saxon    "   he   hesitated   a
moment upon the name, but went resolutely on "Mr. Saxon win recover.
When be wakes next, lho doctors believe, he Will awake lti every tiling.
After bis violent oxortlon ami lho
shock of his partial realization, lie bo-
came delirious, Kor several days perhaps he must have absolute quiet, but
ho will lake up a life in which then'
an-  no empty  spares."
"Mr, SI. .lolin," she said slowly, ■■may
I  go and  see    your daughter'.'"
For a moment, the Englishman look-
i-d al her quietly, then tears Hooded
his oyos. II,- thought of the message
uf the portrait, ami. with no infor?
mation except that of his own observing eyes. In: read a part at leasl
of  tbe  situation.
"Miss Fllson," he said with as simple
a dignity as though his name had
never been tarnished, as though the
gentleman had never decayed into the
derelict, "ray daughter would be happy to receive you, but she is in no
condition to hear Blartllng news. By
hor own wish, we have not in seven
years spoken of Mr. Marston. She
does not know tliat I believed him
dead, she does not know that he has
re-appeared. To tell her would endanger her life."
"I shall not go as a bearer of news,"
the girl assured him: "1 shall go only
as a friend of her father's, nnd—because  I  want   to."
St. John hesitatingly put out bis
hand, When the girl gave him hers,
lie bent over it with a catch in his
voice, 1 ut a remnant nf the grand
manner, and kissed her lingers in the
fashion of the old days.
Driving with Steele the next morning to St. John's lodgings, the girl
looked straight ahead .steadfastly. The
rain of the night had been forgotten,
and lhe life of Parts glittered wilh sun
and brilliant abandon. Pleasure-worship atid vivacious delight seemod to
lie like a spirit of the departed summer on tho boulevards. Along the
Champs FJysoes, from the Vlnce de ia
Concorde to tlie Arc de Triomphe.
flowed a swift, continuous parade of
motors, bearing in state gaily dressed
women, until the nostrils were tilled
with a strangely blended odor of gasoline and flowers. The pavement cafes
and sidewalks flashed color, and echoed laughter, Nowhere, from tho spot
where the guillotine had stood to the
circle where Napoleon decreed his
arch, did there seem a niche for sorrow.
"Will you wait here to see to what
he awakens?" questioned Steele.
Duska   shook  her head.
"I have no rlghl to wait. And yet—
yet. 1 can't go home!" She leaned toward  him. Impulsively,     "i couldn't
bear going back to Kentucky now,"
she added, plaintively; "I couldn't benr
(To he continued)
It is one of the pet beliefs of the fishing fleet folk that when n white liir.l
flics aboard u ship at sen good luck is
botind to follow. Ami il' u white bird
happens tn ily aboard « brand new orafl
it Insures the vessel witli nil kinds of
Joy forever. Out un Georges, re*
i-eiitlv, a little nlgoon fluttered down
on the deck of tho good ihjn Mary,
porch Ing ou tho wheel box. "Result*—
good luck. Although Copt. Whaion's
boat struck mighty hard weather, it
ciiiiie through wii Iinui a scratch nud
landed 130,000 pounds uf mixed ground
lish, mostljf hake and 0Ulk, whicli is
pretty nearly I lie record catch fur n
maiden trip.
The pigeon looked as though il. had
hud some protty hard luck itself before
it fell in witli Die Mnrv, however. Ono
of its wings wns badly torn, ns though
a gull nr a hawk Iiml taken n piece out
nl' il. The men aboard took -{uml cure
nf tlie nlgoon, giving it plenty of fond,
although thoy made no attempt to confine it tn any one part of the vessel. The
bird made friends with every uue, especially lhe cook, and refused to eat except mil nf the men's hands. As tho
Mary came up the harbor tho
bird was ndock. Abreast of Governor Island he suddenly took wing ami
flew nway. The men snid it looked to
them uh though the bird luul recognized
liis surroundings iu tlie inner harbor ami
had llowu for home.
Beggar—1 teg pardon, mister, but can
you give a poor man a llfl?
PaSierby (an auctioneer)—You're
asking the wrong man for a lift, my
friend. My hiifliness is knocking
things down.
All Australia ims Just celebrated the
l_8nd anniversary of the discovery by
Captain Cook of tho last continent. A
Melbourne contemporary contains an
account of the event lhat Is at onco
interesting and Informative.
"It was stormy weather, and tlie llt-
tlu ship had had a severe buffeting in
the gate. Suddenly above the roar of
the wind rang out the volco of tho
lirsl-Ilealennui—"Land ahoy!'
"The captain—one of the greatest
captains that over sailed llie seas—
was pacing tlie dock wbeu he heard It.
lie slopped and, straining his eyes,
peered into tho distance. 'Ay—land,'
he said.   'Mut what land?*
"Something nf what lay to the southward he know, but nothing of this land
that loomed like a mist In the northern horizon,
"It was early morning—(i o'clock on
Thursday, tbo 19th of April, 1770—or
as It Is given In the ship's log, the 18th
hour of the 18lh of April, the nautical
reckoning being from noon tn noon uf
each day, and not from midnight to
midnight. It was tin- Ninety Mile
Beach of Eastern GippBlnnd that lay to
llie nortllWOBt, and Point Hicks received its name from the llrsl-licutenant
whn sighted the lund.
"Kor nine days Hie little ship skirled
lhe coast, heading northeast, and keeping a sharp lookout for a suitable harbor iii which she might lie in safety.
A southerly wind carried lhe vessel
pa.h| .b-i-vls Hay, and an attempt to
huu) noar Clifton wuh frustrated by the
rough surf; but ul daybreak mi tint
_siii of April tin- opening Intu Botany
Hay was sighted, and by the afternoon
the Kndcavor was at anchor Inside lhe
bay, and Captain Cook set fool upon
these slmres. Tlie spot whore ho laml-
od, togolhor With Mr. (afterwards Sir)
Joseph Hanks, Dr. Solander nud other
members of the expedition, was at
Kurnell, where tbe groat ovonl was especially celebrated.
"Thai was the discovery of AUS-
Iralla; or, at all events, thc hoisting of
lhe ting of possession dates from lhat
lime. Hong before tills the existence
of a groat southern continent was
known, The discovery uf Cape York
und the Gulf of Carpentaria hy the
Dutch dates back to 1580, and many
years prior lo that, our geographers
aud historians tell us, Hie Portuguese
ami Spanish knew, or guessed, of the
existence of this land.
"In Hiss came William Dampler, who
discovered the northwestern shores of
Australia, and the name of Dampler,
for all his buccaneering, has a special
charm for us, because of his connection
wilh another personage whose namo is
a household word In almost every land
—Alexander Selkirk, or, as ho is more
familiarly known, Robinson Crusoe.
Selkirk was ono of a crow collected by
Dampler in fitting out an expedition in
170T* to destroy Spanish commerce on
the South American coast. The vessel
became leaky, and when the small
| island of Juan Fernandez was reached,
one of tlio crew—no other than Alexander Selkirk—preferred to stay alone
on the island rather than venture forth
in the ship again. The ship was afterwards lost, but Dumpier escaped, and
in 1709 he once again found himself at
Juan Fernandez, and rescued Selkirk,
on whose strange nceount of his four
years' sojourn on the lonely Island Defoe based his 'Robinson Crusoe,' the
most delightful of all romances that
our children read.
"For nearly 70 years alter Dampler
nothing happened in the way of Australian discoveries. It was then, in
176S, that I.ieutenant James Cook was
sent out In command of the Endeavor
with a party of scientific men to Tahiti
for the purpose of observing the transit
of Venus; and the spot where the observations were made, some 10 or 12
miles distant from the French township nf Papeste, is now marked by n
monument and tablet. Rut Cook also
had Instructions to search for traces of
a southern continent in the Pacific;
and after sailing round both Islands of
New Zealand, making maps as he proceeded, wi' find him making for Tasmania. II was then that he was driven
northward by a storm, and Ninety-
Mile Reach WOS sighted.
'"On Saturday. March 31/ we read
in 'Cook's Voyages.' flrst published ln
1788, 'our commander sailed from Cape
Farewell In New Zealand, and pursued
his voyage to the westward.' New Holland, or as It is now called, Now South
Wnles, came in sight on April 13, and
on the 28th of thnt month the ship
anchored In Rotnny Bay.
"Then follows nn account of the unsuccessful attempts to gain the con-
fidence of 'the Indians,' and the narrative proceeds: 'While, on lhe 3rd of
May, Mr. Ranks was gathering plants
near the watering-place, Lieutenant
Cook wenl wilh  Dr. Solander nml Mr.
Monkhouso to the head of ihe bay for
the purpose of examining that part of
the country, and of making further attempts to form some connections with
the natives. In this excursion they nc-
quired additional knowledge concerning
(he nature of the soil, and Its capacities
for cultivation, but bad nu success in
their endeavors to engage the Inhabitants in entiling In a friendly Intercourse. Several parlies (hat were sent
Into lhe country on lhe next day will)
tin- same view wero equally unsuccessful.
"It was on account of (he great
quantity of plants which Mr. Hanks
and Dr. Solander collected In this place
thai Lieutenant Conk was induced to
give ii tlm name or Botany Ray.
"As for Hie natives, 'they seemed, like
olher animals, to lie scattered about
along the coast, and tn the woods, Not
a single article was touched by ihem
of all that were left at their huts, or nt
tin*- places which ihey frequented, so
little sense had they of those small conveniences and ornuments which are
generally very alluring to Hie uncivilised tribes of Ihe globe.'
"That was Australia H2 years ago,
when Cook planted the Flag of Rng-
luml on It. It was from tliat time tbat
tbe colonization of the country began.
Karly in January. 1788, the 'First Fleet'
came, disembarking Its passengers on
the shores of Port Jackson. It is not
often that a commencement so inslgni-
lleanl has been the prelude to successes so vast. Unconscious thuugh Ihey
were of It, those 1,0'-1 persons who
landed here were Ihe pioneers of a
great  nation.
"'I know that 1 forecast no shndowy
picture,' siiid tho late Sir Henry Parkes,
In January, 1S88—the year of the ccn-
tennry of the foundntion of the colony
of New South Wales, 'when I tell ymi
that these young Australian States will
in the course of a very .short time—
another generation will do lt—tako
Ihelr rank among the nations of the
world. I, tor mie, fervently hope tlmt
our connection with Hie grand old State
from which we sprang may long continue. I can conceive of no higher distinction for Ilu; young Australian Commonwealth thnn that of being affiliated
to old England by some delicate but
sufficiently binding ties, taking a noble,
world-embracing course uf progress
under the same grand old flag. But
whether thai be so or not, one thing is
beyond all doubt, namely, thai wo shall
be a groat powor; and it is lor you to
seo that ihe foundation of a grout national fabric is laid in solid rock, and
by pure and elevated motives—lo see
that tlie spirit whicli inspires your legislation and ymir admlnislrulion in
every act nf your political life be pure
and durable.'
"Wo have an Australian flag today,
and It flies from Australian ships, but
it is Intertwined wilh 'iho same grand
old flag' as li, I88S, lhe same llag as
lhat whicli was hoisted on the shores
of Port .lackson liy Philip In 1788, and
which 18 years before was planted at
Kurnell, iu Botany Bay, by Captain
Cook. We have to thank Cook for Ihe
fact thai we am living under Hie Uil-
lish flat;, a free aud llbcrly-lovlng people.
"Cook has no claim to distinction on
account of Hie lustre of his birth or lhe
dignity of his ancestors - Ids fnlber was
hui n farm sorvant—but Ids deeds havo
made him illustrious, and in Ihe roll of
Australia's pioneers he stands flrsl ami
greatest. Ilo was born in tbe village
of Marlon, in Yorkshire, on October 27,
1721; he was killed by Ihe natives of
Hawaii on Hie morning of February
14, 1770."
Tlie Cniiadiaii Board of Control of the
International Dry-Panning Congress in
its diversified farming campaign announces that Hie growing of flax for its
fibre should he taken up in Southern Alberta, ami points out that it can he
made a veritable bonanza with tho establishment of linen mills, which must
come in this section because uf the ro*
iin leinents of tlm home market.
Tliere being abundant water power in
the province for mechanical mole.- exb.*
eiicics. sullicient coal lur a ciioa-t engine
fuel, and suitable water for rotting in
tlie conversion of flax fibre Into fabiica-
tions of linen, there is everything re-
quired as a natural raw material right
at hand. Thus, right here iu Alberta,
ai) kinds uf linen goods can be produced tu sell within a fraction if not at
just as luw a price us cotton goods—a
great boon tu all farmors.
The growing uf flax fur seed hns been
very successful, and many of the progressive dry-farmers oi' Letlibridge and
vicinity have this season begun tlic putting in ui' a large crop, lt is uot too
late yet, fur flax can bo sown up to tlie
15th of June, although the earlier the
For many centuries 111 weeks have
been consumed in getting flax ready for
spinning, and a further four or live
Weeks havo been necessary in which to
bleach tho linen product for the market.
By a new process raw flax can now bo
converted into perfectly bleached linen
fibre ready for spinning iu one day.
Sound straw will yield 17 per cent, of
spinning fibre, realizing (500 per ton on
the market. By harvesting at tho proper time good fibre can be produced,
und a fnir crop of seed can he obtained
at tlio same time—tlio mechanical operation uf removing tlie seed without, as
hitherto, injuring tin- Bbro for linen
production being practised in the United States.
The new process fnt converting flax
straw into linen withitp the short spare
of a day, lias passed beyond the experimental stage, and capital invested in
this direction would bo a far bettor
method, because of the certainty of returns, than in gold or other mines where
milling requires millions, and then the
outcomo from a financial standpoint is
always, ur nearly sn. an Indefinite quantity, and the duration of the lode n
mighty uncertainty.
PlttX is n hardy plant to grow; with
an abundance of water it is a certain
wealth producer, ami the various uses
to uiii di the straw and seed can be put
place it beyond the stage of the uncertain.
Kxecutions, when criminals wore
banged in the Old Bailey in London,
had certain customary sequels. The
governor of Newgate, fnr instance, always gave a breakfast to tlioso friends
lie had invited to see the hanging, ami
by established custom devilled kidneys
always formed the principal dish, although, as John lloiliugsliciid hnd re
hited. nearly every one was obliged to
swallow n glass nf brandy first.
Another function described in "Li
dim in the Sixties" was tiie reception
held afterward by the hangman nt thi
Groon Dragon, in Fleet street, whore hi
look refreshment wilii his admirers and
sold the fatal rope at tho rule of sixpence per inch.
In the good uld times nearly every
criminal who was executed was credited
with a confession and "last dying
Words-"   whether   lie   uttered   them   ur
not. According fn Case ami Common I
these wero printed iu thousands hy Mr.
Catnnch nf Seven Dials. And sotnotlmoi
an oll'emler wim reprieved on his way tu
Tyburn ami had the pleasure like Lord
Brougham, of leading his own obituary
Many uf theso brondstdos, printed on
a peculiar whitoy-brown paper, can still
1 btainod in the neighborhood of The
Dials at certain quaint little shops that
seem to have dcllcd alike time and the
'' Improvement acts.'' Van can see
them iu the window alongside of old
ballads, forgotten comic songs, children's toys, and bottles of sticky looking sweets.
An execution whicli never came oft
was that of l-Mwnrd Dennis, the public
hangman, who in 1780 was sentenced to
death fur complicity in the Gordon
riots. He was respited and resumed his
Occupation. Ho thoroughly did Dennis
regain favor that in ITS.') the shcrifffl of
London presented him with a gorgeous
oflicial robe "as a testimony to his excellent mode of performing business."
Dennis found this robe not only inconvenient when at work but rather conspicuous nt other times, so he Bold it. to
Old Cain, a well known cliarlatnn of the
■lay. Docked in the hangman's robe,
and a pasteboard CfOWn the fortune tell-1
-r cut tin imposing figure.
I have just cooked today a pint of
wheat, direct Jrom the granary, in two
ways, both of which, to my taste,
afforded a breakfast fond of superior
quality and character, as to taste and
nutritive value, to any breakfast fond
now on the market. Tho preparation
is most simple, Half a pint of wheat
1 ground In an ordinary coffee mill,
making a coarse whole wheat flour.
This ground menl was mixed with
choul four pnrts water hy volume, ono-
half teaspoon of suit and was then
cooked as follows: The water, boiling
hoi, is placed in at: aluminum bucket.
belonging to a tireless cooker, and
the coarsely ground flour Is stirred In
slowly so as to avoid forming lumps.
The muss Is stirred until it Is certain
that It is perfectly homogeneous in
vessel Is then clamped ou and the
character. The top of the cooking
bucket placed on tho stove and boiled
for Ave minutes, under the slight
pressure whicli the tight cover gives.
Meanwhile thc two circular stones,
which lit lulo the compartment of the
tireless cooker, arc healed, until a drop
of waier sir/Jos when placed upon
Ihem. nne stone Is placed at the bottom of the conker, under the aluminum
vessel, ami the other nil tOp, The
COOkor Is then closed and the vessel
left inside fnr Ave hours, when the
Whoio wheat mush Is ready fur use.
The other half pint of wheat was left
unground and wns prepared In much
Ihe same wuy, although slightly loss
wuter was used. In Ihis latter way
llie wheat can be prepared lo hnve all
lho delicacy and tenderness of cooked
rice, while the whole meat meal, described above, makes a mush unsurpassed lu flavor, quality and whole-
A cereal prepared In Ihls way, as is
well known, forms a practically complete food. It contains the four elements of human food, namely, protein,
starch, sugar and mineral substances,
iu almost as favorable proportions as
In milk. Its quality and flavor, of
course, nre greatly increased by using
cream or rich milk and sugar, but this
adds a groat deal more to the cost of
the dish tban the cereal itself. A
little sugar, however, without anything
else makes a most palatable dish, or
the addition of stewed prunes, or other
fruits forms a nutritious and agreeable
When ono considers for a moment
the cost of living, especially to the In-
boring man, he wonders why tho
schools and colleges and tho agricultural schools and colleges of this
country do no* teach the working man
tiie value of operations of Ihis kind.
There is no invention which a laboring man can make which will bring
I'lm a large return than a tireless
cooker and a stovo fn whicli the heat
can be easily started and slopped. I
use a coal oil stove with three burners of the wiekless pattern, and find
that for my small family one gallon of
kerosene will do the cooking for two
days (in connection with tho tireless
conker) and this estimate Is perhaps
a little high in tbe consumption of oil.
On such a stove all tho operations of
Hie kitchen can be easily and cheaply
performed. My experience Is that an
investment of $27 will furnish a family
of moderate size wltb a good stove and
■i flreless cooker, bubt of course i
smaller outlay would sufflco for a
smaller or less expensive grade of articles, nnd Indeed the principles of the
cooker would be easily supplied In the
construction of a home made article.
If In connection with these appliances
a family can secure a reasonable supply of milk the problem of nutrition
is largely solved with the minimum
I will venture a prediction thnt tbe
man who eats a well prepared cereal,
in the manner which I have described
*. Tho house-
sympathy with.
i and unlonlz-
are   trying  to
,*. adopted
on requlre-
rgunized   a
play and sin>, log
wives who are oui
the Socialist movement a
lug domestic servants ar
form associations ui their
trad tbc girls. They hi
in a certain extent, the nn
menls. They hnve also .
system 'ti leaching peasant girls mu
in ihe country eom< thing about do<
rdestlc economy. Tbey dn this by
means of a travelling corpa of teachers, and tbey find places as domestics
for tie  ^irls thai receive instructions."
on the border lim- between China
nnd Thibet there is a native industry
whicli is not only novel in many respects, but involves a pilgrimage of
great length each year. This Industry
consists in the breeding of insects that
raise wax. This wax is employed in
various parts of China for the making
of temple images and candles.
Those curious Insects are about the
size and shape of shoe-buttons.    Their
mosl peculiar characteristic Is that
they do not secrete the wax in their
birthplaces. Accordingly, about May
each year tin- natives take them from
ihe branches of tin- trees where they
were born and convey them many miles
awny across the mountains, They are
carried lo a part nf tlie country wherein grows the dowering ash upon which
Hu- insects delight to feci ami to deposit tho wax.
Ii is a strange procession tliat proceeds from tin- Chlen Chang valley
every Hprlng. Each porter carries two
bamboo baskets fastened together with
curved sticks. These tit over his
shoulders, one basket being before and
Ihe other behind. The man's burden
consists of gourds containing the Insects which are wrapped in leaves
from the wood-oil tree. The females
are then almost ready to lay their eggs.
The porters set out at nightfall, for
all their travelling must be done at
night. The journey Is about four hundred miles. Upon the conclusion
thereof the porter immediately goes to
the "master" nf the Industry and delivers his burden of goods.
At once the leafy bags are tied on the
branches of Hie ash-tree, which are
only five or six feet high. A blunt
needle Is pushed through the leaves rathe bag In order that the insects may
find their way out. Once they have
left, they creep rapidly up \.y the
of the trees and begin to feed. In a
short lime they have scattered along
the  branches and  soon  th-  egga   ure
hatched and tin.' wax Is being d--[JOSite.ii
on the twigs. Hy September :-:
trees look as though they were covered with snow. Tb? branches ure
then cut ntr and their coating la Kiuped
awny. The wax la heated, strata d,
and turned Into the moulds.
In addition    to    the purposes   i
mentioned,..this wax is also rosed for illumination,   It   serves   aa  a  polish   foe
furniture, and it is useful in imp.;.-'.   ;
a gloss to silk.
The Industry  Is  sold  I sen
known In the thirteenth century
l-'rnm time Immemorial tn England
that strip of land alone* the -<'--: oi -■ ■>-
jsea which Is covered a: high ':-i», but
bare nt the ebb. has been common
land. There Is nearly always one
Ilgure to be seen upon it. working ltd
way to and fro along the windings of
the smaller creeks and over the, mud,
walking with careful, measured tread,
and never resting long upon either
foot. This is the eel-spearer. who,
with mud-pattens firmly laced ta US
feet, tows behind him a box about t-X't
feet six Inches long and slightly
rounded at the bottom.
This man knows every square inch of
the mud for miles and ha_ *>arn**i:
with milk, as his    principal diet, enn,,. , .   , _______ r
thereby afford the small quantities of H^'^.^^^/^.r^J11!-!?!!.310-1.1.
meal, fruits nnd vegetables which are
necessary for a complete diet, and will
be practically insured againsl must of
the diseases which come from a deranged dlgostioon.
When a boy and cooking my own
food during my college course lu order
that 1 might go to college at nil. I
found that the old fnshloned corn meal
mush,  made    directly  from    coarsely
in trade heing his mud-patens, his
spear, and the box that slips nti^r him.
When his tide is over he slings thia
box, wtth twenty or thirty pounds of
eels In it. upon his spear across his
shoulder—his pattens hanging in front
—and so trudges to market.
The special skill, the local knowledge
required to travel safely over these
mud-lands.  Is not  unlike that  needed
ed  a   large  part   of  my  diet   for  four
years.   My health was quite as good ns
in college and
Hun of tin- other
ground Indian corn, together with mo- ,,y ,,u' mountain guide. Th_re is mud
lasses, made from sorghum on the w5, ' l"" « ,0 R° "P°n m Wintsr'
That, with the bread mv mother baked. tt'm carr>' **" enough *■* summer
farm by myself, made a complete diet when tne lonS «*-*»■■ l*Vt50gb ~
and which I carried five miles to tho fl,rms !l S>™c_ coat upon it. And
town where the college wns situated, there are pits deep an.l soft, uk-** crev-
anda pnundol bullera week constltut-!nssos hidden  by snow. Into which the
unwary mny sink at one step up to th*
waist or deeper.
To get out of these a man must, hy
cutting the lanyard or untying the knot
that fastens thom. first get rid of the
pattens which suck him down. Then
extending himself horizontally, with hla
spear held across in both hands, as
one would extend an oar in water, he
may tlnd it possible to draw himself
out Dut it Is only a chance, and when
OUt be has but his eel-box and spear
with which to regain the shore. Experienced mud walkers, however, hy
carefully sounding before them with a
spear hi- an oar for the most part avoid
falling Into such traps
imii oi ine oilier .toys in college und
the records of the professors will snow
point in bringing up Ihis personal rem -
inlsrenee here is to emphasise the fact
thai  simplicity of diet  is ono of the
at   factors  In   preserving  indivldii
find national health and vigor.
"The servant question In Herman..."
said a woman who has just returned
from a housekeeping year in thai
country, "la one of the most lively ones
of the day. .Musi of tin- maids are
Socialists, and Socialism and trade
unionism -ire much more closely allied
in Germany than thoy are here. It Is
bu-that reason llmt tho Soolnllsts havi
made a greal point of organllsng do-
■icHitc service unions.
"or course, lots of people in Germany are not iii sympathy with the
Socialist movement, but they tlnd It
awfully hard to keep their maids from
becoming Socialists. In the bottom
of the morning bag of mils will be .
circular addressed to the mauls and
reading something liko this: 'Are vou
being oppressed? Are you cxpocl/d
lo work at any nud all hours of the
day?    loin the Socialist party nnd gei
>he advantages of union hours  and
union wages.'
"Servants who are members of the
union agree to work -\ certain number
of hours a day, say twelve or fourteen.
They stipulate fm- certain hours to
themselves, like half an hour for mealn,
during which they shall not be disturbed. Kor any time thoy are required tn work beyond tho agreed
number of hours Ihey get overtime pay.
They get extra pay, too. for exlra per
sonal aervlce and for extra work done
during the illm-ss nf any member Of
lhe family. Thoy also stipulate for
no evening off n week and Sunday
flcrnnniiH, and n room wllh a window.
"Tho socialists offer all sorts of Inducements lo servants to• join this
union. Kor instance, they have club*
rooms where the girls may go on their
nltornoons nnd evenings uff to rend or
Oi f 'he most remarkable scientific'
Instruments yet devised is that constructed by Professor it  w  w i to
aid tho work of astronomers. This is
,n astronomical mirror, the reflecting
surface of whbh Is revolving mercury.
elaborately protected against vibrations; and It magnifies in proportion
io ihe speed «>r its revolutions, a
metal dish containing im-reury and
turning en bearings carries on its edge
a series of magnets. Knelrcllng. but
not touching them, is an Iron ring
Dy motor power this ring Is mnde to
revolve upon bearings separate from
those of the mercury-container, but
Its magnets, attracting those on the
container's ednc, muse Hie latter also
to revolve. Cenlrifugnl force compels
the mercury to form a concave surface,
perfect so long as free from jars. This
apparatus Is sunk in a well fourteen
foot deep an set upon a solid foundation to eliminate all ordinary shocks,
A bmnzc tablet has been alllxed to
Ihe house at 32 Caven street, Strand,
London, to attest the fact that the Oor-
man poet, Helnrleh Heine, lived thoro
for n few months In 1*27. A stone tablet hns been pet up at 2S Klnehhy road.
tbe plnce where Tom Hood, the author
of "Tbe Pong of the Shirt." died fn 1845.
Soon every second house in "London
t bo mon um en led.
* *
* -an. 8. Asihuifll _r.li.liliitli.-ii 1IU1
Oaru   S. Asihuifll
Ittu. %. a. Aahuirll
\ ODffitr 13.1
Vliutim    Oinstfrii      15S
( Bri) Dioisiit   1511
AHljuidls SejrartmMial 8>tor?
.lulliuiarli. _. _..
Our Fall and Winter stock which will be on display
botween the Fifteenth of August and the Firot of September,
* will be characteristic of the development of the Ashwell
* store. It places the economy and convenience of the large
2 oity stores right at your door. It is a Chilliwack asset.
* It will present the largest display of any rural departmen-
I tal store in Canada.
Ashwell superiority will be plain in every department,
whether you choose to compare Men's and Women's apparel.
Notions, Laces, Shoes, Crockery, Stationery, Glassware or
Groceries. The same down-to-the-minute merchandising will
be revealed from all sections.
The enormous volume of increased business for Ashwell's dependable goods has enabled us to adopt every known
| facility for the prompt dispatch of the principal needs of
j the people of Chilliwack Valley from Sumas to Popcum.
Yon may visit the store or send your orders, with the
assurance of a most satisfactory service.
Our Fell lines in Dress Goods and Men's Clothing will
%   be on display August 15th. Make selections early.
Ve invite you and any friends visiting you to visit
our store and look around.
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Sociai! and Personal
Miss Boultbeo spent Sunday in
H. Ditch nf Vancouver siicnt
Sunday here with friends.
Mayor and Mrs. Waddington arc
spending this week in Victoria.
Mrs. Hols. McLood of Enst Cliilliwnck is visiting in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Smith of Vancouver are guests at this Empress,
Mr. and Mrs. .1. Holt, city, spent
a few days in Vancouver this week.
Leonard Stacey, ot Vancouvor, is
visiting Stanley Robinson, Hazel St.
The Misses Gladys and Dorothy
Kipp are visiting in Vancouver this
The Misses Marjnric nnil Heather
Burton arc visiting friends in Vancouver.
liny Chadsey Ims gone In Detroit
where  he will  remain for a  few
Mrs. Clnynor whn has been ou
a visit to England, sails nn Saturday
for home.
II. .1. Barber attended ihe Druggist liani|ilel in Vol UVer  mi   Fri-
day night.
Miss Alice Irwin or Winnipeg,
Man., is the guest of Mm. Si.1.hill,
Spadina Ave.
Mrs. VV. I,. Macken will mil receive during lbo months uf August
ami September.
.lames Bellamy and son left Satiirilny on a visil to Toronto aud
Ontario points.
.1. 10. Menzies lofl on a trip lo
Areola, Sask., Winnipeg and other
prairie points.
Hev. and Mrs. Manuel arc spending a couple of weeks witli friends
ill the valley.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. I'ointer and,
family leave this weclcnn a visit lo
Strninc, Alborta.
Councillor and Mrs. Marrs, will
leave nn a visit to various |x>ints in .
Ontario, shortly.
The Misses Nash of Victoria, nrcl
the guests of Canon and Mrs, Hindi
l ilie nl the Hoc tory.
Miss Edgerton of Vancouver is
visiting at Mr. anil Mrs. E. J.
.lackinan's, Elk Creek.
Mr. E. Elms of Vancouver is
visiting at the homo of his daughter,
Mrs. W. L. Macken.
Miss Florence Ramsay is on a
visit    with    friends    at    Victoria,
Seattle and Brandon, Man.
A. M.
Flour and Feed
Purity Plour por sack |I.8C
Royal Household
< loldcn < Imiu
l'*ivi' Romps
Robin II I
Soul of Albortn
Royal Standard
Willi Rose Pastry
< Ircgon Siili'in "
We Guarantee Purity
Flour.   Try it now.
Per 100 lbs $6.30
Miss Ramsay and Miss Daisy
Ramsay are the guests of Xew
Westminster friends this week.
Mr. White who has been at the
hnme of Mrs. McI.cikI, East (hilliwaek has returned to Vancouver.
It. E. Broadhead, Jeweler, has
moved to his new stand next to tbe
city bakery, Westminster street.
Mr. McKenzie, in charge of the
accounts   at   Trenholm's   former
store, spent Sunday iu  Vancouver.
Mrs. Robinson has returned to
Vancouver after a two months visit
with her friend Mrs. Nelson, Mary
Keith Macken who has heen visiting at the home of his brother, \V.
L. Macken returned to Vancouvor
on Monday.
Miss Freeborn, of Seattle, who
bns Iscen the guest nt ('apt. and
Mrs. Hamilton Ramsay, has returned home.
Miss Flossie Rew and Miss Dora
Rath, of Seattle, s|ient the week
end with Mr. and Mrs. Siddall
Spadina Ave.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warden nnd
ilnughter Muriel, of Woodland,
Wash., nre the guests of Mr. iiiiii
Mrs. I!. I,. Cross.
Miss F. Ryder has r.turnc.1 ts.
her lnnii,' ni Cheam, after sevoral
months  spent  with   her sister   at
Edmonton, Alberta.
O, Fairfax, Chilliwaek Central
Rond, loaves shortly mi a trip lo Ilia
uld Country, lie leaves iiii lhe
Empress ol Britain Aug. 23.
Mr. (indium and family of Winnipeg have taken up their resilience
in the city and are occupying the
home of Mrs. II. A. Robinson.
Mr. nml Mrs. V. II. I/ivc ami
Mrs. W. (1. Willis, of Vancouvor,
spont the week end wilh Mr. and
Mrs. II. II. Love, Tupper sireet.
Mr. and Mrs. Goo. H. Smith, of
Rosednle, left yesterday Oil a holiday trip ti Berlin, and other
Ontario points. They will return
viaIbe Stales.
I Inny Wehh who lias heen leaching school near Cranbrook f.,r thc
pnst two years nnd it half has resigned bis position.    Mr.   Welsh  is
ni present spending his vacation
wiih his pnrcnts Sir. nml Mrs.
Chns. W. Wehh,  Spailinn  nvenue.
A. Dalslmorof Uie I. D. Smith
Sales Cn., presented the hospital,
thruugh Mrs. 15. .1. Boucher, wlthn
very line rattan settee on Saturday
Mr. ami Mrs. Andrew Boyd, of
Miiiiicilosa, Man., are the guests nf
Mr. ami Mrs. T. II. Jackson. Mr,
and Mrs. Boyd are on their lirst
visit to tho const. They like llie
city ami valley very much and may
become residents.
Mr. and Mrs. Mel'oll of Vancouver spent the week end witli Mr. and
Mrs. J. Burton. Mr. and Mrs.
Burton, Mrs. McCnll and tbe
Messrs. MoColl made a party to
Harrison Hot Springs on Sunday in
Mr. McCnll's line touring car.
In the results of tbe examinations
in physical culture and military
drills concluded in Vancouver lasl
week appear the names of tho following ns sui ssl'ul:   Lilian  Simpson,
East  Cliilliwnck,    Cecil  McEw	
Gertrude Cnrlmoll, Margaret Cnl-
liick, Martini Gail n, all of Cliilliwnck ami Lauru Cairns of Surdis.
Church News
Tlie Women's Missionary Auxiliary will huld its monthly meeting
iu the Melhnilisl church ou Tuesday
Hllll nt :! p, in.    Will the nieniliers
kindly note lho date,
Baptist Church, Rov. .1. T. Marshall, Minister. Subject for Sunday evening—''Two Unknown Mc"
Worth Knowing.''    Vou arc invited
Local and General
Ii.F.Cioft, at Mco Studio for photos
18 lbs. sugar, $1.25, at Ashwells.
For photos at Chapman's—phone
W. H. Gilbert was in Vancouver
this week.
(!. 11. Cowen was iu Vancouver
Ihis week.
J, Kniglil iv Co, for all kinds of
breakfast foods, fresh in.
To Lei—Rooms suitable for
offices; apply to H. J. Barber.
lee cream ill all the popular
forms and flavors at Johnson's.
W. B. Trenholm left Oil Tuesday
for Calgary ami olher Alberta
Corilwnoil for sale   nt   K:',.(K)   per
cord, delivered, City Transfer Co.,
Phono -ll).
W. P. Martin nf the New Furni-
luro Store, spent the week end in
Miss lloyle hopes lo open a now
department this month; Infants
wear ill nil its brunches.
W. I.. Macken, local manager for
F, .1. Hurt >v Co., was in Vancouvor
on Tuesiiay.
To reduce tbeir stock of Dry
(inoils, Ashwells nre making further
reduction in prices. Sei' the ndvt.
page III.
Matinee of moving pictures  nl
the Lyric Theatre every  Sal unlay
aflornoon at 8.HO,   Admission lllc
For Salt—ou easy terms, whal is
In these enjoyable Sunday evening I known as the Bent place, Fair Hold
services. Island, ill whoio or in part.    Goo.
The Itev. Canon Gould, Gonoral
Secretary of Ibe Missionary Society
of the Church in Canada will spend
Farmers—Save samples of grains
grass nnd straw ns thero will bo n
Sunday  August  li in   Cbilliwaek splomlid prize olTorcd  tor same al
valley,   in the morning at eleven Chilliwack fall fair.
he will preach in St. John's Church,     Go to J.   Knight & Co.  for tlic
Sard's; in the afternoon at 3 o'clock Be9' 1''1"1"'-   '>l", guarantee  Royal
he will preach in Rosedale, and in Standard and  Mighty  Fine   Ten
the evening in St. Thomas' Church, i grades to choose from.    Pastry un-
Chilliwack nt 7.80.    Dr. Gould was equalled.
for some years a medical missionary      Local photographers secured sev-
in Jerusalem antl should therefore good views of the street Darade and
have some interesting information I sports in connection with the Mcr-
togive. chant's Picnic.
Farmers—Save samples of grains
grass and straw, as there will be a
splendid prize olTered for same at
the Chilliwack fall fair.
Matinee, of moving pictures at
the Lyric Theatre every Saturday
afternoon nt 8.80.   Admission 10c
The Commercial Cafe has been
titled up with semi private apartments neatly curtained. W. R.
Gilbort had the work done and supplied tho draperies.
Caretakers—Man and wife will
take charge of any home during
owners absence. Apply box 273
Free Press.
(loo. Thornton is on a trip to the
Okanogan this week where ho is
gathering and preparing a Government fruit exhibit.
loo lbs. sugar, WI.80, at Ashwells.
.1 Kniglil ill Co, for horse nud
cattle feed, hen nml chick food.
Big car just arrived from lbo mills.
This is the last week of  the  sale
of line   trim mod   hats   at   Miss
Doyle's.   Hats ranging from (6 to
$3.1)0 will I ITerctl on Saturday
only for tl.f>0,     Also 25 iintrini-
mod lulls at 'J."i cents each.
ll Is dooidod lhal a crowing roost*
or may bo a nuisance and his owhor
prosuculod. Dr. Hustings, tho Medical Health Ollioor fur Toronto, reported recently to the City Board of
Health, ihv following opinion of lhe
City Solicitor;—"Tlie city cannot
pass a by-law to rcslricl the keeping
of liens, bul llie Health Oflleor can
prosecute auy person who kept n
rooster tbat disturbed people's
slumbers by crowing, Sueh a rooster would come uiitlcr the h.-nd of
nuisance, and the Health Act provided for the punishment of the
owner of the nuisance" Willi
wireless telegraphy, horseless carriages, smokeless powder, etc. etc,
why not havo the' crowless rooster."
Here's a chance for the poultry
fancier. Else a school for the training of roosters in the art of sileifl
crowing or voice culture.
The Mission Band will meet in
tlie School room of the Methodist
churcli on Kriilny nt :! p. in.
If Low Prices Interest
You, Read These
Fresh Groceries
at Cash Prices
5 11). lard   - 75C
Br'kfstbacon.lb. 22c
Whole ham, 11) 20C
Flour, sack      $1.80
Purity, Golden Grain, Royal
Household,  Royal Standard,
FivoRosos, Premier and Moffat's Bent.
Gran'ted Sugar e on
100 pound Hack D.-5U
Gran'ted Sugar - 9-
18 pound wick I >£0
20 lb Rollod Oata 80c
5   lb Rolled Oats 25c
l" Ten, pur Hi          - 40c
2 lb Tea                   - $1.14
Dry Goods
Ladies' Northway Suits
Values to $80.00      C19Cfl
Snlo price 9 I C.9U
Fancy Lawn Waists
Regular to $3.50    0*4   ***J**»
Sale Price 9 I . I 9
White Shirt Waists
Regular to tl.76    m*4  *JC
Sale Price 9 I iV«
Cream Serge Skirts
Regular lo$l,20*t*l   ***Y|"
Side Price
Repp and Linen Skirts
Regular to $2.7fi    0*4   *7C
Snle Priee ? I . I 9
Regular to $8.00   d   Cfl
On Snle 9 ■ ■9U
Muslins and Prints
Regular to '.-'ic     4 B.
Iln sale 2 yds.       I stmt.
See The Display Tables


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