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 Vol, 1.
sunscniPTioN rniCF. ii.oo run vkaii
c. a. uakdkii
l-'xlllsir ..ml Proprietor
No. 38
Baseball For Mi* 24.
Two tinll games aro scheduled for
Victoria Dny at the Recreation'
Park. Sumas nnd the Cliilliwnck
Tigers nnd Rosedale und Chilliwaek
Cubs will furnish excitement for
the funs. Both guiiios will be
played during the nftornoon.
ParduM Feed Business.
Messrs. .lulin and Win. Knight
have purchased the Hour and feed
business conducted for boiiio time
h.v A. II. MeCnuley ill Ihi' Knight
block, nnd will ornithine the business nt the sn me stand, Mr. MeCnuley bus deckled lo take a trip to
Kurt George.
Net Wisted.
Twenty gnnd laboring men wanted, men win. are accustomed to tin'
handling of a pick und shovel or
oilier tools, at ion a. m, May 20th,
nt tho corner of Nowoll uml Westminster streots, I" listen lo a quiet
and interesting talk hy Itev. .1.
Marshall, uf Montreal,
Tm Much Generosity
Hurry Roborls, tor supplying In-
toxioantfl Us an Indian, was lined
*_K) and costs at the Polioo Court
on Tuesday, and in default of payment, fuur months wilh hard labor.
As Harry had not the two hundred
punks to contribute as a result of
his folly, he was given u free trip
to the Royal City.
Will Be Appretut**:
The decision nf tho City Council
In purchase sovonty-ftvo street signs
is t\ move which will moot with th.'
approval of a vory largo number of
citizens. The presence of street
signs in Chilliwuek, particularly
owing to its layout of angles, etc.
will be ssf much convenience, especially to recent arrivals to the city.
Bested Nose* ui Ott Tkre* Mostlu
Albcrt Iligley, who claimed to lx*
n follower of the l.W'.W., appear—'
before Magistrate M.-<:illlvray on
Tuesday on a charge of vagrancy,
nnd drew a   time  check   for  till	
months without the option of a tine.
Industrial Workers of the World
of Mr. Higloy's stamp got copious
draughts of cold Byinpathy when
thoy blow into Cliilliwnck.
Sale tf Or Property
W. R. Nelems, uf the Chilli-J
waek Lund and Development Co.,
reports the sale by this linn of lot
•I, block '-'I, First avenue from ,1.
Hnminnr to John Woodman, foromnn ut the City Rock I'liurry.
Also lot 0, block 2, Division K.
from Geo. Stringer to City Chief,
.1. W. Derby. We believe it is lhe
intention of Mr. Derby to erect a
new home on tho property in the
ncur feature,
hml * **__*»_
Tho liest investors tliat u town
hns nro tho homo investors, those
that have mnde thoir money in the
town. If lhe eilzens of Chilliwuek
desire to iucrenso tho value of their
holdings Ihey should show tlieir appreciation of onr city hv Investing
their surplus funds right her.1. Tlio
best Isooms thnt any community
ovor has are tlu.se that originate nt
homo by homo people and nro kepi
up hy homo people, Outsiders
will then conn' iu.
oner Prices.
According to the authority of an
export, Mr. Preston, editor of the
Produoo News of Now Yssrk, tlio
worst is yol In come in high prices.
Ho suys:—"Tho next twelve
months will see ss.nie new records
in high prices for meals, egg, uml
butler. Tlie prices for potatoes
would gu to 18 a barrel, if il wore
not fnr Irish mul Belgian Imports.
Tlie cabbage crop is short, liko artichokes, nro becoming luxuries."
A Detiracthrc Bisk Rre
A lire started on Parson's Hill
about two weeks ngo gnvo the lire
wardens fi busy tlmo during tlio week
but notwithstanding every effort of
a dozen men il Continued lo spread
and on Sunday had gol into the
timber land along the Chilliwack
river,and, fanned by a strong south
wind, heavy damage was done to
sending timber. Tho roar oniihl
Is' hoard for a long distance, whilo
a dense cloud of smoko marked tho
i scene of the lire and was visible for
' miles. The wind was followed by
' n welcome rain which quenched the
lire, and prevented inestimable
To Appear To-Morrow.
Messrs. A. L. Coote and P, Carey
were visitors to Westminster early
in the week where thoy rustled a
drum nnd other instruments for the
now 10 It ll Regimental Bund. The
new uniforms have arrived und tho
bnild will make its initial public
appearance as a military organization on Friday (Victoria Dny)
nud will furnish the music at
Recreation Park during tho pro-
gross of the horse races ami tlie hall
St. John's Church. Sardis
An afternoon and evening garden
party ami salo nf work, in aid of
lhe above will ho held on the 20th'
.Inns'ul Oporto Lodge, tho residence
of Mrs. Boilers. During the afternoon there will bo tennis, and also
competitions and games for the
children and a candy stall. An
entrance fen of ten cents will lie
charged. Tea II ft COU coilts; Strawberries and Crcuin leu cents; and
Ice Creams ten cents, Rigs will
meet Ibe one, six and nine o'clock
trams to and from Chilliwuek.
From Shop to Forest.
On Satiirilny G. C. Carter
disposed of liis tailoring Inisiness
to P. James and .1. Turpin. This
now firm is now in possession,
Uuth men are well known to Chilliwack people and should command
a liberal share of the business of
the city and valley. By way of a
change Mr. Carter hns adopted tho
euro free und open air life ol n Dominion Forest Kire Ranger, liis territory comprising the south half of
thi' Coitus Luke district nnd down
the Columbia vnlloy us fur ns the
Excursion lo Hot Sprats
One nf llie strong holiday attractions for to-morrow, Victoria
day, will be the river, excursion lo
Harrison Hut Springs, via the coin-
IM.Ssli.'SS.,        Me.sSSSC. , "Mcls:»l M.
Seanloii" which leaves the Minlo
Landing nt 8.80 n.m. Returning
tin' steamer will leave the Hot
Springs at five p.m. Ths- fare fnr
lhe round trip is S1.00. W. R.
Nelems who is conducting tbo
excursion has mnde this annual
outing a very popular one nnd the
event this your promises a big
crowd, un enjoyable outing nnd a
financial success  to the promoters.
Fined $50 aod Costs.
lu the police court on Tuesday
forenoon .hums lngnlls was assessed
a minimum lino of fwUnnd costs for
starling a lire on Mr. Huberts' property on Glondnle Rond, without n
permit. The cuse was set for last
Thursday but wus udjournod until
Tuesday of this week. Tlie information wns sworn out by Provincial
Kire Wanton, I. Johnston. Mr.
Grant of Grant & Carvolth, Westminster defended, and J. II. Howes
acted for tbc Government. Mr.
Ingalls entered a idea of guilty. Tlic
firo did considerable damago before It
was got under control. Acres of
potatoes, grain, etc., in lbc pent
land district wore destroyed nnd
there is likely to lie n onso for damage ns a result of the blaze.
Testa- Farners Milk
Some of tlio ranchers of lhe Abbotsford district, says the Post, nro
wondering why the govornmont
milk testers do not go uul among
the farmors and test the milk instead of doing it at llie coast when
tlio milk is sliip|>ed. It is claimed
Iluil trui' criticism cannot Ise given
that will Ih1 of benefit to tlioso who
ship milk to Iht*  cities,    Were   Ibe
Inspectors to go round among the
i anchors it would Is' nn excellent
opportunity lo educate the fanners
in lhe Ik'sI wny of bundling milk
with   profit  to   themselves.    Since
ihe Provincial Bee Inspector has
Iseon Ibrough the district lho boo-
keepers have become inure enthusiastic. Tbey have rooeived instruction Ihnt enables thom logo on
with their work in such a wny ns
to Iss'profitable, ll is reported tlmt
Inst yenr one farmer ri-oeivod such
Instructions as to enable him to
make *>.">00 out of liis boos. Similar
profits should accru from instructions in other subjects.
The Frasor River is reported to
Is1 higher tlmn at this dale last
year, which is re-ussuring to those
who still worry aliout the possibility of dailgorOUS high water. The
majority of Valley people see no
real reason for apprehension under
tlie changed conditions of late yean.
Attended Coiner Stone Laying
The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of  the  now   Masonic
Temple at Abbotsford, was   carried
through   successful l.v on   Saturday;
last, with all tho picturesque  ritual]
uf the fraternity suitable to Iho   oo-1
008.011,    The service was conducted |
by the Most Worshipful Grand Mas-
tot F. .1. Hurtle of Vancouver,  as-1
sisted by lhe ollieers nf  the  Grand
Lodge of  British  Columbia.   The
building is u very handsome struc-|
lure, steam  hcatcsl  and  fitted   up
with  electric   lighl   and   all    conveniences.   Among those attending
frum Chilliwack   Lodge  wore:   II.
Rnine, .1. W.  Carniiohnol,   W.   A.
Rose,  Canon   lliucldiffc,    .1.    II.
Suart, Bert Reid, Mr.  Wianco,   A.
A. Cruikshiink,  nnd   P.   C.   Kick-
Gel Afler the Fir.
In Canada und the United Slides
"Swat the Fly" is becomingn rallying cry, In some places in lho
United Slates, a "Ply Day" has
lieen fixed, when every household
wilh a suitable weapon declares
death to the disoase g.Tin carrying
Ily. In Hamilton, Ontario, Iho
Health olHcar has instituted n campaign, and the Mayor suggests that
Ihe Boy Senilis ought to engage ill
this warfare. Of course it is discouraging nfler you liuve "swatted"
for hnlf nn hour nnd sit down to
rest, to find that tho wretches are
as thick as beforo. But console yourself with the thought thut u scientist has figured out, that fur every H.v
killed uuw, thoro will lx- million
loss next August. Somo person,
who is familiar with tlie habits and
and manners of flies, stntos tbut n
house-fly multiplies 120 times every
two weeks, nnd the 120 continues
In multiply iu the snnie ratio.
The sintsties should stimulate the
"swatters" to exertion. The Washington Board of Health says "Swat
list. |l.r ..sirly. tr*v ono female 11., s
making her appearance ns late as
April 10th, may bo thc ancestress
of nine generations, totalling 7,000,-
000 descendants. To entertain nil
these would ombarass the most hospitable family.'' Dr. Hastings,
Health officer fnr Toronto, has issued u pamphlet nil the necessity of
suppressing the house-fly, und suggesting thut bounties Irs offered io
children for killing flics during
Mny uud June.
A First Uass Show Co.
(In tlio occasion of their visit to
Cliilliwnck Inst October the Allen
Players created a most favorable
impression. Tlieir visit here this
wook is marked bv a strengthening
of tliat impression. We venture to
suy thut Cliilliwnck people have
seldom if ovor had iu tlieir midst
a company tn equal the Allen
Players, and the opinion of those
who have witnessed the jicrfor-
mancos so far this week, is fluttering indeed. (In Monday evening
"The Third Degree" was cleverly
presented, the stage settings, the
costumes and the acting of the entire company lieing of outstanding
merit. Miss Verne Folton is a star,
and her work fulfills nil the good
things tliat have boen written of lier,
while II. Irving Kennedy, Ralph!
Belmont, Biron Kagan, Miss Marie'
Thompson, have boon strong in
their respective roles. The singing
of Miss Gladys lludars is ndecided-1
ly pleasing feature. Her singing
nf ' The Rosary" on Tuesday even-
liig mot with unstinted appreeia-
Hon.   Tlu- entire company is muoh
above thcuverngo, and of n calibre
which it will mil often Ih- lhe privilege of Chilliwuek people to witness
in the oily.   Tuesday nighl  "Res-;
in ti'ction" was tlio hill nnd mot witli
much approval liy a large audience.
Last evening the  company   played
"The  Transgressor."     Thursday,
ovoning they will prosont   the  play
"Cnniillo", Kriilny "The   Road  to,
Yesterday", Saturday matinee is to I
Ik" "Merely .Mary Ann",  and clos-l
ing tlic  engagement   on   Saturday'
ovoning witli "The Cowlstiy ami The
Lady."     All these plays nre favor-'
itcs and as presented by  Ihis com--'
puny will   ise   well   worth   seoiliu.
The Royal Hungarian String Quitf-I
lotto is giving splendid  satisfaction
with tlieir musical numbers   bc-j
tween ads.
The weekly grist of municipal
business was disposed of on Monday
ovoning in the city hnll when nil of
the City Coiincihnen   were present.
The ilrst item was deciding to
hnvo seventy-live street signs purchased at u cost of sixty cents cnoli,
The signs nre tbo same us those
used by Montronl and Toronto ami
will he purchased from tlio Tims.
Davidson Manufacturing Co.. Montronl.
A communication from Messrs.
Duteher, Maxwell Co,, re services
of Mr. Lon, the sewerage expert,
WIIS received and tiled.
('. W. Webb, C. M. ('., wrote
stating that sidewalk to Hospital
had not been completed, Referred
to Chairman of Board of Works
with power to act.
S. S. Carleton, chairman of the
of the Kiro, Water and Light committee reported on tho street sprinkling proposition as follows: Streets
recommended to be sprinkled—
Westminster avenue between city
limits nn south nnd east, Young
inuil between sub-station and Bole
nvoiiue, Wellington avenue between
live corners and Stanley street,
estimated cost being il'tl); i"'.
amount to be charged to genera
revenue und balance levied on improvements on said streets. Totn
value of improvements 1414,660,
one mill boing amount of levy required. The reporl was received |
und adopted
The Canadian Northern Railway
company's tracks are now at the
west end of the long bridge that
spans the two mouths of Silver
Creek. Tho track-laying crew and
equipment lmvo returned to the
coast for the present. Thc distance
from the present rail-end to llo]ie
Is less than two miles and this will
Ise finished withoui the use nf the
inaehini', probably before the end
of May. The date uf the final
completion of the Silver Creek
bridge cannot he fixed. It will do-
pond upon llie eiinilucl of Silver
Crook during the coming season of
High water. A "Y" is lieing constructed at I'lonilville, Iwsi miles
west of Silver Creek, which will be
used until the tracks and yards nt
■Hope nro completed and a turning
j table built. After the track-laying
has passed far eastward there will
I still ho plenty of work ill the huilding and equipping of stations, nnd
especially at Hope, where the C. N.
R. tracks will make connections
with those of the V. V. .V B. Kasl-
ivnrd, between lln|ic and Yale, fair
progress is being made by  Palmer
To Build Furniture Store.
tl. It. Chamberlain who sold out
his furniture business in Chilliwack
less than a  year  ago   will   go   into
business again, lh- has commenced
the erection of ii new store cs|>ccinlly
designed and tilled fm- tho business,
and which will lie located on Wellington street opposite Cowcn's Drug
Store. The new building will have
II frontage of forty foot and a depth
of sixty foot and will lie two  stor.vs
in bight.    Thi' front  will   I om-
posed of brick and plnteglnss. Three
large plate glass windows on the
lirst lloor and five nn the second,
which will furnish exceptional display space for goods. The window
trimmings ou the lirsl lloor will be
of copper,    The side walls and rear
will  be of concrete  construction,
while in nddition to the main store
a largo wni'chouso will be erected at
at the roar. The new furniture and
house furnishing store will be n
valued addition to the pernameot
business blocks of the city and up-
to-date fssr the purpose for whieh ii
is being erected.
""'i Brothers": Hoiining and McGilli-
" ' vray Brothers, but neither firm has
hud n full force working since tin-
strike. Beyond Yale ante-strike
conditions are reported lo he fully j
restored. Burns, Jordan & Welch
have all tho men thoy need between
Yale and .North Bond, and tliey
an.l  othor  contractors   were    well
Soctai! and Personal
i    Mr.
tors h
i wore
i week.
and Mrs. J, Snider i
. the coast this week.
uud  Mrs.
visitors   to
rer.   this
ahead of Iheir work.   It  is doubt-., ,„,. , ,
fill   if  the  strike  that   failed   will friends.
Tbe  petition   of   R,  G.  Rownt
nnd others for un eight and  a hnlf
foot cement walk on tho south sido |cmwe am, (yay in thl, in thp ,.om.
of Wellington street between Main plotio- ot the Hope-Kamloops sect-
and Mary Streets was reported on .„„ _W(?st Ya!(, 1!t,vi|l,v_
by the clerk as having the required'. 	
number of signatures.   The report
The Clerk wns instructed to nd-! —
vertiso that all |_tltl0IIS for cement\     .. „„,, •„_,„ „f t|,B Sentinel, ut
walks must be in hands of clerk not   ,,;.)t Moun(li M     mt.lin,  „„,
later than July 1, and Hint no poll-1 f„i,(,wing ri,fl.r(.,,co ,„ ,|„, doparture
lions received il.oroa tor will be fniI11 „1|lt ,„OT1 „f Mr. and Mrs. W.
considered f.u- year li 12. Endicott, who will arrive nl Chilli-
lhe plan  nf sub-division nf 1.
Mrs. W. II. Siddall, Spadina _*.
cinie, is visiting with   Vancouver
Boimyeastle, W. G. Lillie and (.'.(I.
Bonnycnstlo was accepted and thc
Mayor authorized to sign the plan.
Chairman Gervan of the Board of
Works reported tlmt the lane for
which gravel lilli ng had lieeli asked by
Messrs. I). II. McKay and J. T.
Policy, was private property, and
that he could not recommend ilu
request being granted. j ing tho,r „,,[,.,,„,.,, h(,re ,., . took „
I*he purchase of a  mower lo to kMn interest in nil t*,.lt ,«rtnincd
used in cutting grass and woods on ,„ „„, wi.|f.lr(, „, ,||(l |offn'    |n ^
Miss Cm
two weeks
land, B. C.
R. II. Elliott, ..
guest of his gjsjter
Gore avenue.
Mrs. K. Duthie
ing n fow day:
friends this week.
leton leaves to-day on a
holiday   trip   to   Peach-
K. B,
I   tils
has been   -per.d-
wilh    \ ancs.-uver
is the
of  Mrs
ot Vancouver,
Chas.   Kerr.
waek next wcok, and who will  lie
the guests of Iheir daughter,   .Mrs
C. A. Burlier, G.iro avenue. jClioam. this
"After spending sixteen years of     Mrs, John Leary nnd Miss Thurl-
tho best  period or thoir    ves in ky, Fairfield Island,  were visitors
Pilot Mound, Mr. nud Mrs. Wil itm to Vancouver this week.
I'lidiontt havo decided  on  pulling!
. up stakes and   pitching  their  tent i     Klwyn   Cawley,   ,,f    tie-     fjinsl
I in  British  Columbia,   locating  nt (Titles'office,   Westminster,   was   i
city streets wns left   to  the  Chairman of the Board   nf  Works  with
power lo act.
The   street   Commissioner
Chilliwaek for the time lieing.   Dur-|wcek end visitor at his home  here
Mr. and Mrs. Pelletier, of <:wt
Diego, CaL, have been spending a
few duys with Mr. and Mrs. t      I.
capacity ns a gonorul merchant, the
name of W. Kudicott became widely and favorably known throughout
. ■,,■■■    ■-■ MissCusk.-y and Mi- Armstrong
"''  i the district as a dealer of Bterlinglof Cumpbellford, Ontario,  are the
I worth nnd the business a store of rt
liable merchandise at honest prices,
thereby creating a large trash' and
good returns fssr his labor. In
church, Internal and civic life. Mr.
Endies.lt gave iinslintingly ssf his
time and moans, and proved hllll-
wlf a vory capable councillor in
T.  E.  c.is-
guosts of Mr. and Mr
key this week.
Sardis Hospital Auxiliary will
hold a general meeting on Mondny Mny 'I',, in the K.l.'nbank
Creamery hall.
nsked lo ro|s.rt on tlic cost of con
structing ccmcnl walkonGoreavenue
in connection with proposed scheme
of houlcvnrdiiig nml macadamizing,
Ai Interests!? Meetiu
The   regular   mooting   of    tin.
Womcns- Institute on Tuesday nfler-, sou a very i-apnme ooim.ni.ii  m     u.       .,       , , .,
was one of more than ordinary  im- the council,  a good  adviser   a ml Ll n..v»r,V.l.  i,.',   i .     ■'
pnrtnnoc  in  the  way of   businessLtive member of Isssanl  .,[ trade, j    r\ X ._„■     i\l           Z"
tra.isuetod. An invitation from the Und a most helpful worker In church JST™ K   ,
MuLsqui Institute to lho Chllliwnok nnd fratcrnnl clrolos, being nt one '
Institute was acceptotl and the visit I time nnd anothor chairman ol the    Miss stovens.su s.i'  Sardis   has
willlbo mado to Matequi on Wed- Various bodies ho so  assiduously taken Miss Ethel Cowley's place in
nesday June 12.     Arrangcinontslntded.   Verily, the community enn tho Public School, while MIm Caw-
were planned for the visit  of  Mrs.! j|] nrt,,n\ t() looses., valued a citizen, ley is absent iu England.
Davics on Monday June   10,  when j but having given so freely  his  sor-      .   . , ,      ,
Mrs. Davies will dollvor two Intorost-1 Ices for tho good of all whilst ho L,.A  ':"*:'' ,"!""'"'', of friends of
Ing lectures at afternoon and evening i remained wilh IIS, the Sentinel feels '.i    ,      ®tt'tPa< >:lr''1-' gathered
it voices ihe heartiest wish of all "' ''"' ' '!' '"' ■'■" /'.""'i* (**-''•'
Hint this mu.-hcstirm.Hl ooiiple   be Pf.ro.nt- *T PnKttUt '"T  «'" '  :1
spared mnny hnppy yoani lo romo ki*ohon"ho,TCr ""  •'"'-*'••' ;'""r-
in Iheir new home, despite the fuel   """"•
sessions. These will probably lie
held in the K. of P. hull uml nre
SCIlll-yonrly visits   planned   by   tiie
government to assist in arousing
interest iii sueh subjects as poultry jt j„ i„ t|„. "sunset" provinco.
raising, horticulluro etc. among thoi Mr, un.l Mra. Endlcotl left for the
niombers of Iho Womons1 Institute.. west yostertluv,»lurge -jrowd being
A committee wus appointed lo look „t stuii.su to bid (hem good-bye"
int.. prospootS for the oxil.it of the |n addition lo lhe forogolng, no-
Institute al the Nnneouvor mt.loounls appear In themma Issue ,,f |m|| ,„,
Theiiaporafor the nftornoon wore the preecntatlon of an appreciative 11„ the u
hy Mrs. C. L. Royds .,u CerealsUddreM nnd a hnnilsome travelling  m\v
nnd Mm, Walker on  lhe Canning bag lo Mr. Kndieolt hv his brother flnnncia
und preserving of  fruits nnd  VOgo-|odil Follows,  of  whieh  llnler  liel
tnhles  whieh  wns  ivnd   hy    Mrs. | fins Wen n menil«-rf.irlw.-ntv-sevon I
**.*•> illinms in  the nbsoiioo  of  Mrs.   voars and wears a Velraii's Jewel. I
The members of the local company wins presented the   musical
cn lv "Patience"   in  tl,,-  llps-ru
house, and a fow friends, enjoyed a
The whole of the west side of the
Top Somas road from the boundary
right to Cloarbrook was the scene
of n great forest fire on Tuesday
night, the firo coming very close to
uur town.—Abbotsford Post.
Walker and gave a good idea of the
modern uml up to-dnto methods in
the canning of fruits. Tho roll cull
wus responded to by favorite Icings.
Dainty refreshments wore served al
nl tlie elose by tiie refreshment
committee. Mrs. E. Bouoliot vice-
president aided ns prosldenl in the
nhsenoo of Mrs. Dnvios.
Tlie Abbotsford Crloket Club ore
iu real earnest this yenr.    Every
night tliey practice und the oltlb
thnl COmes up ngninsl Ihon
hnvo to lixik lo their laurels.—Post
Ablsotsford cricketers will have aunt her story to tell afler thev meet
the Chilliwack Club.
iho ni.i Country
, M. 1'
1    her
IIS     far
lore Mi
is   Cnw
aunt Mr-.
The part
Also of a Farewell ovoning given hy
the members of the Methodist
Church, the W. M. S. Auxiliary
presenting Mrs. Knttlcotl with nn
uddress   and   a   beautifully   hound
Book ot   " Thoughts,'' us  nn   evidence of nppiroint ion of her  work Quebec on
in ilu* Interests of thoSooioty, wlillo|0' Britain
I tin'Church membership presented
I the   valued   and   esteemed   couple
with a china ohocolalo tea set ami
|a silver Ism ss'l as a menu, of
-sss-ial evening in the Parish
"i i,In\—a happy sequel lo
>rk entailed in staging tie'
AIm.iii s|iii was tbe net
result of ll ITotl.
Mio Ethel Cawley lefl on Toes-
iy morning ou a holiday trip
Her father, S.
P., accoinpan-
ns    Slcnmons
•y    joiinil    her
ml   party   from
party will sail  from
May 81, by ihe Kinprcss
wjU  friends al Pilot Mound.
Matinee ol moving pictures nl
the Lyric  Theatre every  Saturday
nftornoon al iHK'.   Admission 10o.
II. It. Mackenzie, siiperintcnd-
out of Braucbos fssr the Bunk of
.  . I British North America, spent Mondny afternoon nnd evening with his
| brother, N. S. Mackonclc, manager
of the Merchants Bank, Chilliwuek.
Mr.   Mackenzie  was enroute   ensl
from a business trip to California
nn.l the const cities.
Copyright, 1911
[By Small, Maynard & Co., In
CHAPTER XVI, (Continued)
Dicks Finds a W-w Out, Too
I lulked the matter over with Hath
nml l found she had thu same prejudices I had had. She, loo, thoughl
selling papers was a branch of begging. I repeated wlml Hick lold mo
and sho shook her head doubtfully.
"ii doesn't som as though I could
lol tho boy du that," sin- snid.
ii there was ono thing down bora lho
little woman always worried about
deep In her heart, li was lest lho boy
nnd mysolf might gel coarsened. Bho
thought, I think, withoui ovor oxactly
saying bo tu herself thai iu our ambition iu forge ahead wo might lose
sum.' of <in> finer standards ut' life, she
was bucking against that tendency nil
the limo. Thai's why sin* made me
shave evory morning, that's why she
mi.de mo keep my shoes blacked, that's
why   Bho   ma tie   ns   both   dress*   up   on
Sundaj whether wc went to church or
not, Sin- for her part kept herself
looking even more trig than when Bho
had Ui.- fear that Mrs. Grover might
drop in at uny time. And every night
at dinner she presided with us much
form us though she were entertaining
a dinner party. 1 guess .she. thought
we might lenrn to eat with our knives
If Bhe didn't.
"Well," l said, "your word is final.
But lot's look at this tlrst as a straight
business pruposition."
So 1 went over tlie scheme, just its
1 had to myself.
"These boys aren't beggars," ] said.
"Tbey are little Inisiness men. And
as :t matter of fact most of them are
earning us much as their fathers. The
trouble is that they've been given a
black eye by well-meaning sympathizers who haven't taken the trouble to
find out just what the actual facts nre.
A group of big-hearted women who
see their own chickens safely rounded up at six every night, find the newsboys on the street us they themselves
are on their way to the opera and conclude It's a great hardship and that the
lads must he homeless and suffering.
Maybe they even find a ease or two
which justifies this theory. But on the
whole they are simply comparing the
outside of these boys' lives with the
lives of their own sheltered boys. They
don't stop to consider lhat these lads
are toughened and that they'd probably be on the street anyway. And
they don't figure oul how much they
earn or what the amount stands fur
down here."
Uuth listened and then she said:
"Uut Isn't it a pity that the hoys are
toughened,  Billy?"
"No," 1 snld, "it would be a pity If
they Weren't. They wouldn't last a
year. We have to have seme seasoned lighters In the world."
"But Dick—"
"Dhk has found his feet now. The
suggestion was his own. Personally
I bellove in letting him try it."
"All right, Billy," she said.
Itut she Bald It in such a snd sort of
way that I .mid:
"If you're going to worry aboul him.
this ends it. Uut I'd like to see the
boy so well seasoned that you won't
have to worry about him no matter
where lit* Is, no matter what he's doing."
"You're right." she said, "1 want to
see him like you. 1 never worry about
yuu. Billy."
It pleased me tu have her sny that
1 know n lot of men who wouldn't believe tbeir wives loved them unless they
fretted about them all the tune, i
think a good many fellows even make
up things jusi i.. see tin* women worry
I r<*nieml*er that Stevens always used
t.. (..me home either with a sick headache or a   tale of  h0W  be  UlOUght   he
might lose bis .mi. or something **f the
uurt and I r Dolly Stevens would stay
awake half tin- night comforting him.
She'd tell Ruth about It the next day
1  may  have  had  a touch of that  dis
ease myself hefore I came down h» n
but I know that ever since then I've
tried tu lirt the worrying load off the
wife's shoulders.     I've done tny besl
to make Uuth feel I'm strung onough
\u take care of myself.     I've want-!
ed her to trust me so that she'd know!
I  ael  always just  ns  though sin* was
tiy my Hide,      ' if c nirse, I've never been
able to do away altogether with her
fear of Blckness nnd sudden death, hut
ku fiir ns my own conduct is concerned   PVO   tried   to   make   hor  feel  secure
In me,
When  I Stop to think abOUl  ll. Uuth
has naiiy lived three lives. Bhe has
lived her own and Ihe has lived it hard.
Sin- not only haa dune ber dully tasks
as well as she knew how, hut she lias
tried lo make herself ,. little better
every flay, That has been ■» wit te *»f
tuu.   because she wa- jusi naturally
ns g i as thai  make them, hut you
run Id n't ever make lur see that. I
don't suppose there*! been a day when
at nighl sho hasn't thoughl sho might
have done something a little hitter and
lain awake tu ti II tm- Mi.
Then Ruth haa lived my life ami dune
over again every single thing i vs done
except   tie   actual  physical  l.il.ur.     Why
ever) oven Inn when I come back from
work she wanted me t.. begin with
Boven-thirty n.m. and tell her ovcry-
thlng that happened after that. And
when i ..nne back from school at night,
sho'd wake up out of ii sound sleep if
Sin*   tliol   gum*   tu   lied   and   ask   llie   to
tell her Just whal I'd learned. Though
Bhe never held a irowel In her hand
I'll het she could go out today and
build a true brick wall. And though
she has haver seen half the men I've
nnt. she knows them an well as I do
myself. Some of them she knows better iind has proved lu me time nnd
again thai sin* does. I've often told
her about some man I'd Just met and
aboul whom i was enthusiastic for t>i»*
moment and Bhe*d nny:
"Tell me what  be looks like, Hilly"
I'd tell her and then .she'd ask about
his eyes find ahollt hll Hloilth and what
kind of a voice he had and whether he
smiled  when   he  said   su  nnd  so nml
"Better he a litlle careful about him" [where millions of Ignorant, half-starve.1
ur "I guess ymi can LruBl him, Hilly,"    | emigrants do right along, this Ilrst year
Sometimes Bhe made mistakes, but had already done il. lt "had also
thai was because I hadn't reported proved, to our own satisfaction at least,
iliings tu lur jusi lighl. Generally that such success does not mean a re-
I'd trust her judgment in the face of I turn lo a lower standard of living, hut
iy own.
Then   l,uth
mbiiiun lie 1
ides  that she
ir  him   lhal   li
1 1.       Ami   s
,i the hoy's life. Every
l wits her ambition, Be-
iiad a dozen ambitions
e didn't know anything
light  and  worked
only to return to a simpler standard
ut living. With soap at five cents a
cake It Isn't poverty that breeds tilth,
Inii Ignorance and laziness. When an
able-bodied man can earn at the very
bottom of the ladder a dollar und a hah'
a day and a boy can earn from throe
to live dollars a week and still go i"
school, It Isn't a lack of money thai
me thing, she] makes the bread line; It's a lack of
horse sense. We found that we could
maintain a higher standard uf living
down here than we were able to maintain In our Old life; we could live more
sanely, breathe In higher ideals, iind
llnd time lo accept more opportunities,
The sheer, naked conditions were better for a higher life here than they
were In the suburbs,
I'm speaking always of the able-bod-
led man.     A sick man Is a sick man
Then  as  thuugh  this I whether he's  worth  a  million  or bas-
he kept   light-hearted n't a cent.     He's to he pitied,     With
and schemed to mako every single one
of them come true.     Kvery trouble he
had was her troublo too.     If be worried  ;i   half  hum- .)■
worried   an   hum*.      Then   again   there
wen- a whole lut uf other troubles iu
connection  wilh   htm  which    bothered
h>r ami whicli he didn't know about.
Besides all these things site was busy
about dressing us and feeding us ami
making ua comfortable,     She was always cleaning our rooms iind washing
uur clothes and  mending our    socks.
Tin-n, tu,., she lookod after tbe finances
and  this in  Itself was enough  for on
woman to do
wasn't   plentj
for our _ttkes, Vou'd iind her singing tin* public hospitals what they are to-
about her work whenever ymi came In]dny, you enn't say that the sick mil-
ami always ready with a smile and a lionttlre has any great advantage over
joke. And If tdie herself had a head- the sick pauper. Money makes a big-
ache you had to be a doctor and a law- gel* difference of course to tbo sick
yer rolled in  one to find  il   out. man's  family,   but  at   that  you'll   find
Su I sny ihe least I could do was to for every widow O'Toote, a widow Bon-
make her trust me thoroughly that nlngton and for every widow Bonning-
sho'd have one loss burden. And I ton you'll Iind the heart-broken Widow
wanted to bring up Pick in tbe same J of some millionaire who doesn't con-
Wity. Dick was a good hoy smd I'll [slder her dollars any great consul:!-
say (hat he did his hesl. tion lu such a crisis,
Kulh says that if I don't tear up Then, loo, a man in hard luck Is a
these last few pages, people will think man In hard luck whether he has a
I'm silly. I'm willing so long as they I hank account or whether he hasn't. 1
believe me honest. nf course, in it j pity them hoih. If a rich man's money
way, such details are no one's busl-! prevents the necessity of his airing his
but If I couldn't give Uuth the' grief In public, it doesn't help him
much when he's alone In his castle.   It
credit which Is her due in this under
taking, I wouldn't take the trouble lo
write it all out.
I lick told his school friend what he
wanted to do and asked his advice on
the best way to go at it. The latter went wltb him and helped him get
his license, took him down to the neWs-
per offices and showed him where to
buy his papers, and introduced him to
the other hoys. The newsboys hadn't
at thai time formed a union, but there
an agreement among them about
the territory each should cover. Some
>f the hoys had worked up a regular
trade in certain places, and of course
it wasn't right for a newcomer to infringe upon this. There was considerable talking and some bargaining and
finally Dick was given a stand In the
banking district. This was due to
Dick's clussmcte also. The latter realized that a boy of Dick's appearance
would do better there than anywhere.
So one morning Dick rose early nnd 1
taked him tu a. dollar and he started
rf in high spirits.     He didn't hnve any
f the false pride about the work that
iit   lirst   1   myself  had  felt.      He   was
on my mind pretty much all that day
ami  I came home curious and a little
hit anxious to learn the result.     He
Intd heen hack after the morning editions.     Uuth reported he had sold fifty
papers  and   bad  returned   more  eager
than ever.      She said he wouldn't pro-
bably he home until after seven.     Ho
wanted  to catch the erowds on their
way to thc station.
I suggested to Uuth that we wait
dinner for him and go on up town and
watch him. She hesitated at this,
fearing the hoy wouldn't like It and
perhaps not over anxious herself to see
him on such a job. But as I said, if
the boy wasn't ashamed 1 didn't think
we ought to he. So sin* put on her
things and we Started,
We found him hy the entrance to ono
*.f iho big buildings with his papers In
a strap thrown over his shoulder, lie
had one paper In his band and was offering it, perhaps a bit shyly, to each
pnsser-hy with a quiet, 'Taper, sir'."'
Wc watched him a moment and Uuth
kept a tight grip on my arm.
"Well." 1 snld, "what do you think
of him*.*"
"Billy," she said wllh a title tremble
in her voice, "I'm proud of him."
"He'll do." 1 sold.
Then 1 said:
"Wiilt hen* a moment."
I took a nickel from my pocket and
hurried toward him as though I were
• •lie of the crowd hUStUng for the train.
I slopped lu front of hint and he handed mo a paper without looking up. He
begun to make change ami H wasn't
until ho banded me hack three coppers that he sjiw who 1 was. Then he
"Hello. Dad," ho said.
Then he naked quickly:
"Where's mother?"
Itul Itutli couldn't wait any lunger
and she came hurrying up and placed
her hand underneath tin* papers l" I0S
if they were tOO heavy fur blm.
Dhk earn*.i three dollars that first
weed snd he novor fell below this dur«
in   the summer.    Sometimes he went
an hll^b as live and when It came (lino
for him tu ku to school again he hul
about sevonly-tlve regular    customers
II,* h:id been kepi uni  of doors be*
tween six and seven hours n day. The
contact with a new type of buy and
even the contact witb llm brisk business men who wore his customers had
sharpened up bis wits all round. In
the tin weeks bo wived over forty dollars. I wanted him to put this in the
! lu.nk. hut he Insisted on buying his
i own wintor clothes with It and on the
Whole I thought hid fOtl hotter If I
lei him Then be had another proposition. He wanted to keep his
evening custom* rs through the your. I
though) It was going to b« pretty hard
for him to do this with his school
work hai wo finally agrtad i»> lot him
try II for n whilo nnyway.     After all
I  didn't  like to think  h*- couldn't  d
what other hoys wore doing.
seems to me that each class has Us
own peculiar misfortunes and that
money breeds about as much trouble
as It kills. To my mind once a man
earns enough  to buy  himself a little
| like bis foreman, he could work under'
another. it didn't mean the sacrifice
of any past. if he found a chance
iu black boots or sell papers, he could
use It. His neighbors wouldn't exile
lum. He was as free as the winds
and whal he didn't liko he could
change. I don't supposo there Is any
human being on earth so Independent
as an able-bodied working-man,
The record of the next three years
traces only a slow, steady strengthening of my position. Not one of us
had any set-back through sickness because 1 deemed our health its so much
capital nnd guarded it as carefully as
a banker does his money. I was afraid
at Ilrst of lhe city water, but I found
it was us pure as spring water. 11
was protected from its very source and
was stored in a carefully guarded reservoir. It was frequently analyzed
and there wasn't a case of typhoid in
the ward Which could bo traced to the
wider. The milk was the great danger down here. At the small shops It
was often carelessly Stored and carelessly bundled. From the beginning, 1
bought our milk up town though 1 iind
to pay a cent a quart more for It. Kuth
picked out all the lish and moat, and
of course nothing tainted In this line
could be sold to her. We ate few canned goods nnd then nothing hut canned vegetables. Many of our neighbors used canned meats. I don't know
Wh other any sickness resulted from this
ur not hul 1 know lhat Ihey often lell
the stuff for hours iu au opened tin-
Many of the tenements swarmed with
Mies in llic summer although il was a
small matter to keep thom mil of fourj
rooms,     So if the canned stuff didn't
get  Infected   It  Was  a   wonder.
The sanitary arrangements in the lint
were good, though here   again many
families   proceeded   to  make  them   bad
about  as  fiist ns Ihey i hi.      Theso
pooplo didn't seem to mind dirt iu any
form. It wus u perfectly simple and
inexpensive mailer to koop themselves
and iheir surroundings clean If Ihey
cared lo take the trouble.
Then the roof contributed largely towards our good health. Uuth spent a
great deal of time up there dining the
day and the hoy slept there during
the summer.
Our simple food iind exercise also
bellied, while for me nothing could huve
heen better thun my dally plunge in
the salt waler. I kept this up iis long
as the bath bouse was open and In
the winter took a cold sponge and rub-
them little ways of preparing their
food more economically. Few of them
knew the value of oatmeal for instance
though of course their macaroni and
spaghetti Wiis a pretty good substitute.
In fuel, Uuth picked up many new
dishes of this sort for herself from
among them.
(To be continued),
In refusing after Master to marry no
persons "unless they present, a cert ill
cute of lieu I Hi from a reputable
physician to the offoct that they are
normal physically and mentally, and
have neiHier an incurable nur com*
niunii-uble disease," the dean of the
Episcopal I'alheilral of SS. Peter and
Haul ia Chicago mul tin* bishop of lhat;
diocese are on tlio right track, If this
example should be generally folio wet I
a practical way would at last be found
to deal with om* uf thc most Important
factors in tlie health, happiness and
prosperity of tlie ('(immunity and in tin*
conservation of the rare.
It is no longer seriously disputed tliat
heredity 1ms at least as much tu do as
environment with the march nf many
of llie most serious discuses which aUoct
humanity. It is beyond dispute that to
minimize in every way tlie possibility
of I lie t niiisiuissiiin nf .1 incase from one
generation lo another is to render the
highest kind of service to society. It
bns long and justly been asserted that
one unavoidable evil which goes hand
n hand with all tlio good thai modern
■ivili/.ul ion l*as brought us is ihe
iholtor   thrown   aboul    Hume   human
beings who for their own sake nud also
the suite of lliose with whom they
brought in contact, hail far hotter
ir have been burn. Sooloty aiming
ci\ ilm-il peoples wuuld revolt, againsl
failing tu care for the halt nud the
blind, tlie menially and physically diseased who Ihrougii tin fault ur will nf
tholr OWtl have been ushered intu tlle
world, whieh su far ns human ellorl can
bring it about grows really inure meroi
ful. Hul Hie higher mercy would In* to
take whaiowr measures could justly bo
taken lo discourage the transmission of
inheritable ills by forbidding the mating nf persons whoso offspring would
be certain to inherit any physical taint
uue or holli parents,
i iu some respects a held proposal,
and it is by un moans certain that il
will prove practical, but a great deal
may be said in its support, ll is after
;ill unly going a step further, though it
be tt long step, along the course which
has been followed since tho beginning
of family life in seeking for son or
daughter the mate best calculated to
ensure every possible success of happiness to both. The match-making mother
is not the only type of woman who
scrutinizes carefully the suitor for her
daughter's hand. No wise mothor permits herself to he blinded to defects of
character by the transports of a girl in
lovo. Defects of physical constitution
are no less Important and by tlie wisest
parents are ao less carefully considered.
Both State and Church have come
more and mure to interfere in matters
of matrimony, so far as law and mon
are concerned, and no one questions
either their right or their duty to do so.
Dean Sunnier and Bishop Anderson
have «-inii»i,'' pointed out an equally
important right and duty: that or [inventing, so far as it is humanly possible, the spread of physical no loss
than mural corruption. Frum this small
beginning may well develop what will
prove to be one of the greatest blessings to mankind,
Students of eugenics will draw emphatic   lessons   frum   thu  ease   of   the
Humphreys brothers, who are bntli confessed murderers of tho most shocking
type. Eugenics teaches that it is better to prevent such monsters from coming into the world than to permit them
to load destructive lives and finally execute them. The true wuy to deal with
crime is to stop the propagation of
tainted individuals.
lovotoosj and in tlieir choruses they tell
is, with the pud's own passion, what it
means to them. Hut this faith ia violently obtruded into tho world ns it is,," ,
with all its diversities of character and
aim, Fentheus is not a wicked man,
hut lu> is the opposite of au enthusiast.
Ho tloos not believe in sudden and complete solutions.    Ho is a man of busi*
ihI his business is to carry ou the     .
Government and  to preserve ordinary    ]
Boplo like  himsolf  from  violent   disturbances.   To him Dionysus is a char-    j
latan, ami liis followers mere nuisances,    j
here   is  a   necessary  conflict   between
the two views of lire, and ho perishes    \
I;   but   the   tragedy   does   not   end
there.    Mis mother wakes from her rapture or frenzy to find that she is carrying  her  own  son's   head    in   triumph.
There, once and   for all,  is symbolized
tlie tragedy threatened by all wild enthusiasm   for   a   cause,   whatever   the
may be.   That; was the tragedy of
Hie   French    He volution,   from   which
since awoke  to Iind so  many of her
ts'   heads  severed    in    a    frenzy   of
uiiipli.    Tliere hail lieen a real glory
which   transfigured   life,   and   midnight
un.l tlu* tree of liberty to cole-
bin I e the fall of real oppressors; but the
Irunkenucss which came uf a joy ao
well founded was as blind ami cruel as
I' a mere poison had produced il.   The
oavon   of  enthusiasm   was  short lived
ud bought at a terrible price.
Wc  limy   be sure that,  wheu  enthusi
asm thus briars abnut a tragedy, tliere
is BOtuo error lalent in it, however lino
its cause may be.    And the error is lhal,
exportation 'nf  perfection   iu   this   life,
which,   rather   than  ambition,    is   the
''last   Infirmity of noble mind,"    The
eiilliusiasl   wants  Ins  heaven   here and
now.    lie is ready In work  fur it and
lu die for il ; but he iH not ready tu re
cnticilo himself to the fad. thai', what
ever he does, he OIlMtol   have   it  in   his
tif.-. lie will nut understand that the
uncertainty uf all issues is nue nf the
conditions of our life in (his world, and
that it must bo nssumod bv all who
WOllld really bo no III mankind hy thoir
devotion to a cause. Without that as
enthusiasts quickly tarn into
ivtlcs, unable In believe lhat
can diller from t hem except
perversity or cowardice or
greed. Such fanatics are often heroic
to lhe point uf death; bul it needs a
coolor heroism tu work I'm- n cause
knowing lhat its victory will not mean
heaven, that it is ant the only causa
in the world worth working for, and
that it is so far doubtful lhat other men
cn a Opposo it without being wicked.
There is something of Dutch courage in
tho passion of Hie fanatic that is continually renewed by emotional dram*
drinking, and even a lurking cowardice
is that devotion whicli shrinks from the
very possibility of either doubt or failure. In the long run no good is done
to a cause by those who embrace it, because they want to escape from the
imperfect ion ami complexity of •if p.
Kvcii if the cause triumphs through
their help, it loses its essential virtue
ia the process; for tlieir real aim is not
the triumph of tlie cause but the salvation of their own souls, and souls enn
be lost in egoistic fanaticism as well as
in egoistic indifference.
id  fm
—.'"rem   the   Vaiicouvi-r   Wurld
food, put any sort of a roof over his
head, and keep himself warm, he has
everything for wblcb money Is absolutely essential. This much he can alwnys get at the bottom. And this
much is all the ammunition a man
needs for as good a light as It's In him
to put up. It gives him a chance for
an extra million over his nine dollars n
week If he wants It. Hut tlie point 1
learned down bore Is that the million
Is extra—it isn't essential. Us possession doesn't mako a Paradise free
from sickness and worry and hard luck,
and Hu- lack of It doesn't make a Hell's
Kitchen where thore Is not him; but
sickness aud trouble and whore happiness cannot enter.
As 1 say. 1 consider this Ilrst year
tho big year because it taught mo these
things. hi n sense the value of my
dlorj ends here. Once 1 wus utile to
uml. island (hat I luul everythlo; and
more Dial the early pioneers had and
Hml iill I needed to do today was to
||V0 as ih.y dtd antl flght as Ihey did,
I had all tin- Inspiration O man needs
Iti order to live und In order to feel
thai he's living. In looking buck on
lh.- suburban life at (he end of this
ilrst twelve months, it seemed to me
that Ihe thing which made It su ghastly
Was lust Ihls lack of Inspiration that
comes with the blessed prlvlleg
fighting. That other wm
ml  no help for It.
lown every  night.
So,   to
did  tlu
I'm* the rest, we all took sensible precautions against exposure. We dressed warmly und kopt our feet dry. Here
attain our neighbors were Insanely foolish. Tbey never changed their clothes
until hed lime, didn't keep them clean
or fresh at any time, and they lived
lu ;i temperature of eighty-five with
the nir foul from many breaths and
tobacco smoke. Even the children bad
to breathe this. Then both men nnd
women went out from this Into the cold
iilr either over-dressed or under-dressed.      The   result   of   such   foolishness
very naturally was tuberoutosts, pneumonia, typhoid and about everything
else that contributes lo a high death
rate. Nut only this, hul one person
Buffering from any of those things Infected !t whole family.
Such conditions were not due to a j ■
lack of money, but to a lack of oducation. The new generation wns inak-
Ing sume changes, huwever. Often a
girl or buy in lhe public schools would
come home and transform the three or
four rooms, though always under protest from the olders, Clean surroundings ami freah air troubled the old
I'nth. loo. was responsible for many
Professor William Knight, in n letter
to  the   London Times  upon  the  woman
ButTragc movement, spoke of tho evil it
is to women themselves tu have this pro
jeel of the vote for ever on the brain,
to be monopolized and magnetized by
it. The suffrage movement, whether
right or wrung in itself, is the most
striking example iu our time of the
manner in which a cause can tako complete possession of tho minds of its do*
vutees, cutting them off; ns it were,
frum nil the complexity of lifo. nnd
simplifying the issues SO that they see
nut li ing before them but a success
which is heaven, and a failure which is
hell. There is a kind of mind, the mind
of thc born fanatic or enthusiast,
which desires this shnplicntinn of the
ISBUOs of life, rather Hum any of llie
material prizes which life can offer,
Without it. life seems to such a mind
a meaningless chaos, a story without a
plot, and death a mere violent and arbitrary ending. .lust as the ordinary
novelist makes lovo the supreme interest of his tale, and wuuld persuade us
t its lovers llBVO fOUnd Iheir heaven
wheu he has married thom. so the enthusiast makes his cause the supreme
intorost of his life, ami for the same
reason. Novels which cad with the
happy issue of a love story are popular,
although we know that in real life mar
| riuge never I urns earth into heaven;
I because we all like, at least in (let ion,
I to gel away from tlie complexity and
|Uncertain  issues of reality.     Indeed, the
ry aim nf all plots, nml of lucid d
f | Changes for the better in the lives\_Ot\$jfi ■„;„,! nrt (iH j,, present realily freed
WaitingI these people.     Her very presence In i
I Wits al room wiis an Inspiration for cleanll-
shadow living In the land **f shadows
with nothing to hit out ui. nothing to
feel the sung of my fist against. The
lighl wns going on above me and below me and we In tin* middle only
hoard tin* din of 11. It was as though
WC had climbed half way up a ropo
lending from a pit lo the surface, Wo
hnd climbed as far as we could nnd unless  thoy  hauled  from  above  we  had
to stay there. If wa let go- poor devils,
we though! there wim nothing but
brimstone botow us. 80 we couldn't
•l<> mmh but bold on ami kick -nt nothing.
Hut down here If a man had nny
kl.k in him. ho had something to kick
against When ho struck out with
his feet thoy met something; when
he shot a blow from lhe shoulder he
fell an Impact. If he didn't like one
trade he could learn another      It took
Tht Second Year      J 	
       Now as far ns proving to us the truth  no capital     If he didn't like his house,
Whether ho looked mo In tho eyes at of my Ihonry Ihat an Intelligent nhle-I he could move; he wasn't tearing up
that point and so on,    Then she'd say:  bodied   American   ought   to   succeed | anything by tho roots,     if he didn't
Iter clothes were no better than
theirs, but she slood out among them
like a vestal virgin. She came lnio
their   quarters   utul   lliude   the   women
•shamed that the rooms won* not bettor
fitted tO receive so pure ii being,    You
would scarcely have recognised Mich-
ele's room al (he end of the lirsl year.
The windows wore cleaned, the lloors
scrubbed, nml even the  bed linen was
washed occasionally. The baby gained In weight and Mlchele when he
Wanted lO smoke either sat outside on
lho door step or by an open window.
Hut Mlchele was an exception.
Uuth's efforts were not confined to
our own building either. Hor Influence
spread down the si root and through
lhe whole district. The district nurse
was a frequent visitor and kept hor Informed of nil hor cases. Wherever
I -ni li could do anything she did it. Her
first object was always to awaken the
women to the value of cleanliness and
after that sho tried hor best to leach
from thai complexity ami uncertainty
of lss_0| ami the artist succeeds when
he dues su simplify reality ami at Ihe
same time convinces us lhat he has nut
simplified it away. Itut what tin* artist
dues in his work the enthusiast tries tn
dn 111 lifo itsolf. He persuades himself
that, for those whu can see it rightly,
life is already hii simplified that thore is
unly one thing worth doing in it, one
issue upon which the future of mankind
depends, lie is tho lover of romance,
uml tlio object of his love is not a more
human being like himself, subject to
all Hie chances and imperfections of
humanity, but a cause porfeet nnd glorious, to die for which is heaven.
Once believe this, nnd lifo will Indeed
I ome a romance fnr you.    Uut when
such forces arc let loose in life, what*
ovor the merits of fhe cause, thoy are
apt to turn romance info tragedy.   Such
a transformation is tin* theme of the
Haci'lue and the explanation of those
ililliciilticH whicli have pu//.lei| so many
oomiuentors. ICuripides represents the
new fulfil in nil its glory. It is indeed
a wonderful simplification of lifo for its their missions nt tho lakes.
In certain watering places of fturope
men   make   fortunes   In   bam   shops.
'■■    is   said   to   be   such   a   shop   in
Cailsban. -rim  ,„.,„. |n Whtto garments, slices the lean Prague ham, or
the falter Westphaltan, for the people
who st re iit the springs. It Is said
that none there are really judges of
ham until they can argue, every morning outside  the shop,  for  a quarter
of  an   hour   as   lo   what   breed   of   pig
gives the most appetising slice. At
Marlenbad the representatives of the
most exclusive circles of society In the
world lunch on lean ham.
The actual and growing Interest ln
electric business vehicles is being fostered by the electricity supply companies in many cities. In Boston, .Mass.,
nnd Newark. N.J.. money Is at present
heing spent freely to push the sale of
these vehicles, and a recently published list of express companies, department stores, brewers, manufacturers
nul other industrial concerns shows an
aggregate Investment of about $6,000,-
000   in   electric  storage   balfery   trucks
uul delivery wagons, in operation ami
on order. The public service companies selling electricity are especially
heavy users of this form of transportation. Municipal utilization includes
street cleaning and gnrbage removal,
tiro trucks, police patrol and service
wagons, nne of the most conservative
central stations in the Baal predicts
that more current will soon be sold tor
ilu* charging of electric vehicle batle
ies than is now being sold for light.
"Duping films" Is ihe phrase used by
muvliig-picture    men    to    describe
nourishing illicit trade in counterfeits
of (he current films. "Duped" or duplicate dims are made by photographing
the entire contents of moving-picture
illms as tbe scenes un* projected upon
the screen. An ordinary moving pic-
lure camera is used for the purpose
Those   copies   of   films   a (To I (I    u    very
huge margin of profit, because the dishonest producer may avoid (hi sl of '
 nltng plays; he avoids pitying tho
salaries of actors and other studio expenses, ;ind In tho case of outdoor productions   or   travel   pictures   ho   avoids'
the cost of transportation and of in*-J
lays.     Moving-picl ure   maiiuf.ict utera \
have   found   il   necessary   to   combine
against (his trallic.
A  gigantic oak  tree  Unit   has  slood-]
for throe centuries at Grimes avonua
ami MomlngSlde roads In l-.dlnn village was "pensioned" recently by the
Mornlngslde, Mlnnosota. Civic League*,!
The league voled to fence It In luff
ovory wny und to provide for It until]
It dies of old ngo.
Kervlng flrsl as the government's ofH**j
olal mark at tin* Junction of four qiinrt-1
er sections of land, If is unique nmongl
all American witness trees; It w ntf
down In the government's first field!
notes us the official landmark, has al I
ways remained ho and now marks thiff
junction of the streois. Tbe nnelenll
tree shaded Indian councils a century!
ami and was well known when (lldeorf
II.   and   Samuel   A.   Pond   established] CIIUjLIWACK  FEE
The Use and Preparation of the
Brazilian Wourahli Poison
(By Algot Lunge)
The most remarkable of all known
poisons ts, no doubt, tho Wourahli poison, ar as lt is called technically, Curare of Urare, It Is used exclusively
by certain aborigines Inhabiting tbe
dense forest regions of the Amazon
Valley in South America, but Is manufactured only by a few of these tribes,
the process of preparation being little
known and kept secret oven In the
tribe where lt Is made. In the hands
of tho Indians It forms a most formidable weapon, whether used on the
poisoned arrows of the blow-gun or on
the three-pronged spears.
It Is ii remarkable fact that the
Wourahli paralyzes (be end plates of
the motor nerves as soon as ii enters
tho system Of the animal, but far more
remarkable is it that (be game killed iu
this m:iuner can be eaten, without th*1
poison having affected the nutritive
qualities of tin* meat  whatever,
In a losl I made recently at the l,mm
Island  state  Hospital,   no  offocl   was
noticeable   on   a    glliUOll-plg   thai    had
swallowed ii quantity suftlclonl to Mil
a hois...   'l-he animal eontln 1 lo feed
on ;i carrot, ami afler a week hiid
showed no signs of Illness or gastric
disorders. Another p|,- was Injected
hy pod orm leal ly with n fourth of a
grain of this poison dissolved lu 1
cubic centimetre of water and Ihe following symptoms noticed:
After SO seconds Increased heiirl action.
After i minuto beginning paralysis.
Afler I minuto ami 30 seconds hiccoughs and convulsions.
Afler 2 minutes aud tbirly seconds
tola) paralysis.
Alter .'< minutes uml Hi seconds death
from asphyxiation.
Charles Wat or ton, lhe early explorer,
was the lirsl to brltifj the knowledge of
(ho Wourahli to the civilized world. It
Is exactly one century ngo that he
penetrated into the wilds of Dutch Guiana, whore he succeeded In collecting
n few ounces of this poison from the
Mncoushl Indians who live at tiie headwaters of tbo Branco River. Contemporary with Waterton, il. W. Hates ascended the Amazon Itiver, where he
Subsequently spent eleven years of traveling. Thero ho had several opportunities of watching the Indians prepare the poison, bul did not succeed In
bringing any of It lo Europe. During
tbe last century very few reports have
lieen obtained concerning the Ingredient employed In milking this power-
.. ful drug, nnd none describing the
modus operandi.
White traveling In lhe so-called Jav-
ary region at the Peruvian Brazilian
frontier, nbout 2,400 miles from the
mouth of the Amazon, I had the rare
treat of coming in contact with a certain tribe of aborigines which, as It
proved, were adept In the preparation
of the Wourahli. I lived for several
months at a largo rubber estate. In
the month of August a small party of
caucheros or rubber hunters were dispatched into the virgin forests beyond
the estate to locate now caoutchouc
trees and bring home samples. Six men
constituted this party. I joined this
expedition, its it offered an excellent
opportunity to study the animal and
floral life in this unknown region.
After marching nine days into the
Jungle they settled and commenced
work, subsisting upon the game of thc
forest. Some weeks later it was re
solved to return to headquarters, not
only because enough caoutchouc had
been collected, but also because sickness and partial starvation bad overtaken and discouraged thom. One man
died from Uie swamp-fever and was
burled. Then tbe pnrty split In two,
three of the men choosing a now route
at right angles to the river, while the
chief and a natlvo and I resolved to
retrace our steps to headquarters .Hong
the pathway thnt had been cut on the
way out.
The second day on our wny bom
the chief was bitten In the ankle by a
poisonous snake and died after four
hours of terrible suffering. The next
day, I and tho remaining companion,
finding ourselves completely spout
from sickness and lack of food,
abandoned our cargo of supplies and
tools. In this was Included my phot
graphic outfit and several boxes of
gold-dust collected during our stay at
the but where we bad been getting the
caoutchouc. The following day this
man succumbed to the effects of the
terrible herl-berl, and (bus I wns left
alone In an absolutely hopeless condition, unable (o walk longer, and ln tin
Insl stages of pernicious malaria. AU
nicht I crawled around In tho dense
underbrush. Tho next morning I found
myself outside a large round hut
Where afler having lost consciousness
I was carried In and placed fn a hummock I had arrived nt a but of tbt
cannibal .Mniigcroma Indians, a savagi
tribe whose habits aro but little kuown
Here I spent several weeks enjoying,
strange to say. unlimited hospitality.
Tho women of the tribe nursed me
back to Health until I was able to walk.
How It came about (hat these people
who carry on a constant warfare with
tho Peruvian half-breeds did not kill
nie, and (bus follow (heir custom of
OUttlng "IV the palms of the hands and
the solos of the feet to ent, sllll remains a mystery to me.
The Miingoromas nro very bravo.
Thoy are the Zulus of South America.
While tbey rarely had nny encounters
with white men, Ihey wore constantly
on the warpath against tin* Peruvian
Intruders. Thereby they bad Succeeded In remaining absolutely Isolated In
this remote part of the forests, subsisting upon the gnmo of the forest
and river. The mon were all hunters,
their skill lu shooting gnmo with bows
and nrrows nnd with tbo blow-gun wns
nothing short of marvelous. II wus
here that I had tbo rare opportunity of
watching the preparation and use of
the Wourahli poison.
Only throe men of Ihe tribe understood the making of this drug. Thoy
were, as far as 1 could ascertain, a
father%nd Ills two sons. However, nl-
most every child know bow to distinguish lho proper plants from the dense
mass of adjacent vegetation.
Shortly before the men desire to pro-
pnre the poison, a party Is sent Into
the foresl In search of tho Ingredients.
Close to  the creeks,  yuu  will  find  n
vine, the Stycbnos Toxlfera. The ma-
jority of the vines that I observed were
growing at the base of the Matamata
trees. When full-grown this vine litis
a stem about two Inches thick, covered
With a rough, grayish cortex. Us leaves
are dark, glaucous and of a cordate-
ovate shape, placed opposite to one
another. The fruit Is round-shaped
like an orange; Its seeds are Imbedded
In a pulp of a very hitler taste.
The second vegetable ingredient is
lho root of a plant, presumably the
Strophantum Hlspldum of the Loncho-
earpus family. This plant Is nlso a
vine with a thick, bulbous root of lhe
size of a large potato.
These Ingredients tho Indian collects
in a caoutchouc bag that he carries
slung over bis shoulders by means of
a   grass-cord,    Then  he looks around
for  a   certain   s| les  of  mil   (bat   Is
vory frequently found, especially near
some decaying iree-lrunk, Tbls Is llie
so-called Tuenndolrn uni. or the Ponora
Qrandis. Black in color and nbdut ou*'
Inch and a half long. It Is Hie largest
ami most venomous anl of Uu* Amu-
son, Its slim: Is nol only painful, hul
absolutely dangerous.
Wlib those throe Ingredients in his
bag nr pouch be proceeds lo the village
hut. first he proceeds to scrape lhe
cries from Hie stems of iho flrsl mentioned .in*'. The bulbous roots nro
then crushed'and placed together wllh
ibo bnrk-Bhavings in un onrthon pot,
when Ibe crushed mils and dually
water are added. A slow, steady lire
Is kept burning so thai tho contents of
the Jar muy simmer for hours. The
scum that accumulates on the surface
Is taken off with a leaf. Theu the Juice
Is poured off and placed ln another
vessel to simmer some moro. lt will
remain on the lire until It has cached
tho consistency of a thick syrup of n
deep, brown color,
A couple of arrows are dipped Into
lhe poison ami lhe strength tested on
some bird In tho forest near by. If the
venom comes up to expectntlons the
pot Is covered wltb the skin of a marsh
deer and set aside in some secure place
of the hut.
No ceremonies were noticed during
the preparation of the poison. The men
went about their work as If it was only
part of the dally routine, which, in
fact, it wns. The proportions used
were four parts of the vine bark to one
part of the bulbous root. The amount
of ants seemed to vary to suit the
amount at hand and could not have
any great influence upon the potency of
the drug. They were probably added
for superstitious reasons.
So much about the actual preparation of this extraordinary poison. Let
us now examine the wenpon which carries it to Its destination with such
fata! and swift results, that even a
slight scratch and the Introduction of
a fifth of a grain means inevitable
death. No antidote Is known to these
The blow-gun Is a very ingenious
apparatus of death. A tnll reed grows
near the banks of the rivers in these
regions. For at least a tength of ten
feet no tapering of this is noticeable.
The reed Is perfectly smooth on the
outside nnd the inside nnd has no
Joints. This tube could not be used
without treatment on account of Its
length nnd brittleness. Therefore, It Is
pushed inside of a lube made of o
species of bamboo tree so as to be protected against brenkage or from being
thrown out of alignment. One end Is
prevented from splitting by grass-
cords wound tightly around lt, while
the other end Is formed into a sort of
mouth-piece by the means of the
hollowed hnlf of the fruit of the Arn-
enra palm.
Tbe nrrow Is from ten to twelve
Inches long. It Is mnde from the stalk
of the leaf of a certain palm, called
Pachluba. It Is bard, straight and
brittle nnd can be filed or sharpened
wltb the teeth of thc voracious piranha
fish, the SerraselmuB Plrnya, to an
extremely fine degree. About one Inch
and a half of the point is poisoned and
a very thin silk-grass thread Is secured nround the arrow-point to indicate where the poisoning ends. The
oilier end of the arrow Is slightly
burned ovor a fire to harden It nnd wild
sllk-thrend cotton Is wound nround It
for about an inch and a hnlf to about
the diameter of the tube.
The Indians spend considerable time
In fastening this cotton around tho
■diaft of the arrow, and It Is only after
years of practice that they can nttnln
the desired degree of perfection. It
must he large enough to fit the hollow
part of the tube and taper off to nothing at ench end. Finally they tie It
on with u very line thread to prevent It
from slipping off the nrrow. A row of
fine nicks nre cut close to tbe point
so as to carry the poison Into the flesh
without being scraped ofT In passing
through thi' fur or feathers of Iho animal or through the outer layer of skin
and fat.
The Mangeroma Indian when he goes
out into the forest to shoot his dinner or supper, always earrles his blow-
gun horizontally, occasionally raising It
to any nngle that may be neeossnry to
avoid entanglement In tho numerous
climbers nml lianas Interlacing the
jungle. Generally speaking the Man-
geromn carries bis gun like a soldier
"ordering arms." Hut ho Is very careful
not to leave Ihe tube resting up
against a tree or wall of the hut when
not In uso, nor does ho place ft on lhe
ground. He suspends If with n cord
Hod by one end to the branch of a tree
or to a rafter In lhe hut. He Is nfrald
of throwing this delicate Instrument
"out of plumb."
When bo sights a monkey or a bird
Ih the top of a tree, often one hundred
fool above him. he raises the cup-
shaped mouth-piece to his HpS, the nrrow, of course, being Inserted In the
Imrrcl. With bis left hand be finds the
noeessury elevation, fills his lungs wltb
air nnd blows Into the tube, with no
apparent exertion. The nrrow (lies out
swiftly and silently. In this mnnner a
Hook of birds or a number of gamboling monkeys may he picked off In n
few moments without difficulty, ns no
nolSO betrays to the animals that one
or more of their number have been
struck by the poisoned dnrts and hnve
disappeared. Shorlly after the animal
Is Struck It loses hold on the branch
where It was sitting or playing and in
another moment it drops to the ground
completely paralyzed. The eyes are
closed as If in sleep. Thero Is no visible death agony.
The llesh of the game Is not the least
Injured by the poison. Like the venom
of the snake it is dangerous only wben
Introduced into tho vascular system,
and is perfectly harmless when taken
Into the stomach. Neither does the
flesh seem to corrupt sooner than in
eases when the game has been killed
by the gun or the spear.
The action of the poison on birds
shot by these Indians, viz., the forest
turkey, the parrot and the partridge,
culminates in from three to four minutes. A monkey diod in five minutes,
and a three-toed sloth expired in seven
minutes. On one occasion i witnessed
a battle between these Mangoromas
mul a band Of Peruvian halfbreeds.
Eleven men were killed outright us the
result of being struck with the WOU-
i-iihli poisoned arrows. The time Ibut
elapsed between the moment whon the
nrrow struck and death was somewhat
til flic ull to ascertain on account of the
eiieuinstmices which characterised the
light, but 1 mu sure that no more than
twelve or fifteen  minutes  wore  con-
Ktt Iniu: am. as 1000 il was decide.)
(o appeal for funds for a church; b. ,
no doubl owing lo lhe fact thai the
Botlth African Wnr was then absorbing public attention iho appeal did nol
attract gonoral notice, and the response
wns unsatisfactory, ll was not until
four yours later, in February, mot, that
the foundation stone or the cathedral
which Is dedicated to All Saints—
was laid hy II. It. II. Princess Henry
of Itallenlierg, on u site close to the
Palace Gardens and Within a stone's
throw of lhe spot where General Gordon wus killed. Since (hen there has
been delays In lhe erection of the
church, due to lack of money; but,
owing largely to the zeal of Sir Reginald Wlngate, lhe governor-general,
uud l.iidy Wlngate, and the support of
II. R. II. the Duke of Connaught, Lord
Cromer, Lord Kitchener, Lord Grenfell,
and others, the work soon began to attract ti more general interest and support, both In England and in the Sudan. At a meeting held in London
under the presidency of tbe Lord
Mayor in July, 1909, a subscription
list was opened, to which King Edward contributed 200 guineas and his
Majesty King George, then Prince of
Wales, 100 guineas; and many other
generous donations were received.
I am a poor Siberian bloodhound, of
American descent. 1 am an old actor
ln an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" company,
and-.1 am very much in the sere and
yellow leaf.
I am an actor of the old school, and
It pains me to see people come in out
of the cornfield and gag a part as they
do nowadays. 1 have been taught to
study a part carefully and bring out
everything in it. That is the way I
learned lo act. To be true to nature
Is my hobby. In my enthusiasm I have
several times fed myself with fragments of Eliza's baby, and got myself
disliked for that reason; but that is
belter than to fall short of the part
and lo underplay lt.
That Is where 1 disagree witb the
gentleman who plays the jackass In
our company. He believes ln a calm,
dignified stage presence, and counts
on that almost solely; while I am In
favor of an enthusiastic Interpretation
of my part, regardless of dignity and
I belong to a family of actors. We
extend hack as far us thc eye can
reach. Wc love the generous approval
of the public, nnd we thrive on ap-
ptausc. To hound upon the stage with
a deep-chested bark, and eat a por
Hon of Eliza's borrowed child. Is meat
and drink to me. For twenty years
I have been on the stage, playing one-
night stands and watching little Eva
as she passes gently up thc flume,
Twenty years I have seen Mr. St. Clair
climb Into a $_ deathbed with his boots
on, and die a painless death on a small
Life is indeed but a spun. How
short a lime It seems since 1 joined
the company—a mere pup. Then I
was full of hope. 1 also hud a full
set of teeth. Now my front teeth are
artificial, and I can not rend fine print.
I have seen the world, and I have
found out also how hollow It Is. I have
been levied on by the sheriff, and I
have walked many a weary mile with
my long, red, Siberian tongue hanging
out In the gentle air of spring. I have
learned to distrust mankind, and to
rely upon nothing mundane.
One thing I desire to say in tbls
llttlo diary so that In case 1 should die
suddenly In a railroad accident the
public, and my generous patrons especially, may know the truth. It Is this:
1 nm not what 1 seem! I live n dual
life! My singe appearance nnd my
true home lifo are entirely nnd distinctly separate and dissimilar In every
At heart I am not tierce. I do not
euro for warm blood three times a dny.
If I could be assured one rectungular
meal of cold cornbeef, with mashed
potatoes on tiie side, I would enter Into a recognizance never to kill and
mt another human being.
I havo been constantly misunderstood und misapprehended by the public because my stage manner has been
haughty and hungry. This effect has
boen heightened, also, by tbc fact that
the manager hns compelled mo to wear
a muzzle during the day. I do not
wear a muzzle at nil when I am nt
home. I do not need It. I can get
along for weeks without a muzzle.
1 shall soon leave the stage, however; my voice Is falling me, and 1 can
not walk ten miles to a one-night
stand In tlmo for rehearsal ns I once
could. When my voice Ib gone tt will
be all up with me. No one wnnts u
bloodhound with a cracked voice.
I can see the gentleman wbo plays
the Jackass In our company Is going
to hold out much longer thnn I can,
beeauso he has saved himself. Uo has
taken life easily and thrown less fervor
nnd enthusiasm Into his pnrt than I
bave, For a while he wonted tn piny
St. Clalr, so that ho could have a bed
In retire Into during one act.
I never saw a gentleman who took so
much dramatic case us he does. He
has more repose than uny olher person
in the profession with whom 1 am acquainted,
I have done much for the play, but
thiit I did not Intend to speak of. People who have carefully compared
"Uncle Tom" as it is written with my
interpretation and presentation of lt
will hardly recognize It us the same
' It Is my own conception, the bloodhound is made to do many pleasantly
ferocious things which lhe author did
not Introduce. These improvements
are due solely to me. Among others I
might point to the feature of bringing
out the ferocious brute, on an encore
with fragments of a colored child in
liis mouth. This never falls to aruuse
In the audience a wild tumult of refined horror.
Somehow I mn impressed with the
idea lhal I have made my last appearance on tiie i-*i:iuc We have Just terminated a highly successful trip
through ttie West, and got home last
evening foolsure hut promt aud happy.
our manager wants us to go with
blm (o l.uropo nexl season, bul I shall
nol muke the Journey. I shall send
u Wntor-Bpanlol In my place. He has
a good voice, nnd be is a better saltwater pedestrian Hum I .mi.
II really Is becoming yearly mut'
difficult lo b<- happily married thai [i
io be happy iind make ono's husband
huppy for one-sided happiness is naturally oul of lhe question in married
In the past, one Imagines, 11 must
hnve been a more simple mailer lo be
ii model wife and for n wife to "make"
a model husband, but now! It Is not
only that women want to be Independent, men want to be more independent, too.
How many wives one used to find
who complained that after a f_.v years
or even months of married life they
had lost alt their Individuality, because
they had been expected to merge themselves Into the personality of their
The husbands had wanted them to
give up all their ideals and ambitions,
lo be Interested only In their interests,
and generally to become part and parcel of themselves to such an extent
that they—the wives—soon lost their
The wives did not resent this too
much and rapidly grew used to their
new state of mind. But matters have
changed of late. The modern woman
is as anxious to be independent and to
assert herself as the modern man Is
keen on making a name for himself
nnd to make his mark In the world.
And a considerable portion of matrimonial troubles arises from this state
of affairs. A woman may be a "marvel" at housekeeping and be a devoted
mother, and yet refuse to be an "economic slave," Intellectual sympathy
between husband and wife is becoming
more and more indispensable to their
common happiness.
As for the love of independence, how
is the modern wife to solve the problem
of cultivating it and allowing her husband to do so too without endangering
their happiness? Liberty is a two-
edged tool, as every one knows, and
yet every human being would rather
handle that tool at his—or her—own
serious risk than to do without It.
Writers apparently delight in historical novels and the public devours them
hungrily. This constitutes two surprises which. It would appear, could
only be comprehended by reading the
novels themselves. So drastic a measure being quite out of the question, lt
was with the greatest pleasure that a
reading of the readers was found to
serve as well.
We now know why Scott and his
faintest Imitators are adored. It Is
not for the history, or the romance, or
the characters, or the humor, or the
style. It Is not for any of the reasons thnt one r*. ould at flrst sight suppose. It Is for the He of the land.
If that seems so tome an explanation
as to appear insufficient, it Is because
it has not been properly understood.
There exists a large body of people recruited from all types—those that habitually read and those that do not, who
gloat over the mention on a printed
page of some concrete spot still existing which they can see or have seen.
In order to derive this apparently simple pleasure, they will wade through
pages of nrrantly dull matter. In fact,
it has sometimes seemed that they
prefer their spots to He embedded deep
in dull and unlikely happenings. It
gives contrast, verisimilitude, and to
bave waded and floundered a little is
to reach more triumphantly the shore
of one'B fact when It Is finally reached
iind scrambled upon vuuntlngly.
What such readers like and there
are so mnny of tbem that It Is hardly
possible for a historical novel to fall
utterly—is to rend thnt "the laughter
of our young cavaliers rang out on tho
frosty nir" as Ihey cantered across
bridge which only lhe other dny the
reader crossed on his bicycle. As this
dazzling coincidence Is reached the
reader lays down his book, keeping his
thumb affectionately on the bridge,
however, and ruminates, glowingly:
"To think It's the same bridge! I wonder now, If It Is. I wondor If they've
dimmed any of the planks. Oh, I
shouldn't think so—no, no; liko ns not
It's the very same as when those cavaliers cantered across, and only last
summer I punctured my tire on that
very spot! Little did I think then-
dear mo, but It's strange how things
ure happening to us nil the time and
we seldom realize It!"
Pinero's New Play
Tho opening of the Panama Canal
will effect thc following saving of distances for such ships as mny choose
the new nnd shorter route: Europe to
San Francisco, 6,200 miles, and to Valparaiso, 2,100 miles; England to New
/.'■nland, 1,_00 miles, nnd to Australia,
800 miles. lietween American and
Oriental ports the saving will be as
follows: New York to Shanghai, 1,400
miles; Montreal to Sydney, Australia,
2.740 miles; nnd between New York
and Australasian ports tho snvlng of
distance will average nbout 2,400 miles.
WITH a sumptuous house In the
West End, and secure against
want by an income of twenty
thousand pounds a year assured him by
royalties of his thirty odd plujH, Sir
Arthur Plnero, unlike less successful
dramatists, can afford the luxury of
experiments. Financially, then, he Is
ioubtloss Indifferent as lo the ultimate
fate of hts latest pluy, "The 'Mind the
Paint' Girl," which Charles Krohman
'presented" at the Duke of York's
Theatre recently. II was not a triumphant first night. The Btalls und
dress-circle were certainly enthusiastic,
but the gallery was disappointed and
noisy, And as the gallery has a more
robusl manner of expressing its feelings lhan the stalls and dress-circle,
the condemnation of the former
swamped the approval of the later.
in common wiih such of the audience who remembered something of the
history ..r the revival of t.ie theatre
In London, the dramatist must have
been conscious of Ihe irony of the situation. I'm- In the seventies and
Stghtlos hu bore his full share In those
efforts which brought back to the half-
guinea stalls the cynics and sensualists of society. And now tlmt he had
dared to write a [day largely at the
expense; of those cynics and sensualists
the stalls applauded nnd the gullery
turned down its thumbs! Well, Plnero can afford the experiment, especially as he does not scorn to have endangered the patronage of hts richest
And after all, "The 'Mind the Paint'
Girl" Is quite in harmony with its
author's conviction that this Ib preeminently an age of sentiment, and that
the playwright Is compelled to secure
bis humor by the exaggeration of sentiment. Once more he gives us probable types In possible circumstances,
even if he does overstrain their sentiments and magnify their weaknesses.
Perhaps that accounted for the annoyance of the gallery. As members
of the class to which the heroine and
her mother and her fellow musical
comedy girls belonged, the galleryltes
may have resented that enlarged portrait of themselves, much as the lean-
vlsaged cockney sees no honor In that
plump reflection of his own cadaverous face which is shown him In the
distorting mirror outside the cheap
dining-rooms of London.
As may be Inferred from the above,
the new Plnero play is theatrical In
Its theme. That Is to say, the heroine
le a musical comedy star. Lily Par-
radell, born and reared In one of the
mean streets of London, the daughter
of a mother unacquainted with the
letter "h," became famous by a song,
one stanza of which explains the title
of the play:
"I'm possessed of all the graces.
Oh, a perfect dream my face Is!
(It may owe to Art a trifle or It mayn't!
H'm, it mayn't.)
And I'll cry out for assistance
Should you fall to keep your distance.
Goodness gracious, mind the paint!
Mind the paint!"
That graceful lyric, which Is quite
on a par with the type of song with
which fame is won in London, gives the
key to Lily's character. She is common In her Intellect, genuine cockney
In fact, but not vicious. She Is kindly, too, a generous daughter and a liberal friend. To her "ma" she makes
presents of fifteen-guinea dresses; to
olleagues down on their luck she hands
blank checks. But she Is not a sinner because she is not a saint. If one
of her admirers, Captain Jeyes, does
possess a latch key to her flat, tt Is
not for other than honorable purposes.
He Is In the habit of seeing her home
from the theatre and needs the key
In case she has forgotten her own.
That's all. In fact, Sir Arthur Is
charitable to Lily and all the "girls"
of the Pandora Theatre; we do, It Is
true, see them adjusting their corsets
or manipulating their gartor*?, but
"Hon! sol qui mal y pense." Even
when the "girls" go to supper wlt_ the
"boys"—the latter including the usual
proportion of bald-heads—It Ib still a
case of "mind the paint." Fun and
frolic and champagne, of course, and
floral offerings and trifles of diamonds
and gold, but nothing more.
Until the third act, Indeed, It looks as
though thc dramatist has been content with constructing the life of a
musical comedy star from the posters
of the theatre and the pages of penny
novelettes. There Is an atmosphere
of unlimited wardrobes and expensive
automobiles nnd costly suppers and
richly furnished apartments—a crowd
ed canvas. In short, of nff-the-stngc
life In all Its traditional glory. But
the third act gathers up the threads.
Apart from Captain Jeyes, Lily hus another admirer, Viscount Fnrncombo to
wil, the heft of nn earldom. And It
la between these she has to make her
choice. The captain has developed into a "waster," no Idle loafer round the
theatre and Soho enfes. But ln the
hour of climax he protests thnt his love
has made him what he Is; that It was
to follow Lily he threw up his commission In tbe army, etc. And Lily
believes It; and boing virtuous nnd
generous nnd self-sacrificing she declines the prospect of a coronet and
elects tho task of reforming the
So far the third act. The fourth can
be imagined. The captain recovers
tils manhood; rejects Lily's sacrifice;
and announces hla departure for thc
colonies to make a now start In life.
And so Lily regains her lord, but weeps
to think she must leave the stage.
*"Ueh, denrle, 'uBh!" enjoins her consoling mother. "Think—think wot a
lot o' good you're all doln' to tho aristocracy." Thnt, Indeed, appears to
be the moral of the ploy. "It's my
belief," ejaculates another of the characters, "that the Pandora girls 'II bo
the salvation of tho aristocracy of this
country In tho long run! Keen-witted
young women, full of the joy of Hfe,
with strong frames, beautiful hair, nnd
fine eyes, nnd healthy pink gums and
big white teeth." And yet the stalls
applaud and the gallery hoots! One
wonders whether the result would have
been the same had Sir Arthur substituted American heiresses for the Pandora girls.
But perhaps the hostility of the gallery Is not prompted by eugenics after
all. It may be that the turbulence of
a Saturday night is merely a vigorous
protest against the seeming sllghtucss
antl triviality of the play. And on that
score some excuse might be urged, as
well as on the plea thut the theme
was nut less udeuuutely treated many
years ago hi Robertson's "Caste." Fur
not the most enthusiastic Pinerolte can
possibly claim a high place for "The
'Mind the Paint' Girl." Jn Its stagecraft it is, of course, a fine pl-3ce of
work. No one save a master of his
art could manipulate so adroitly a huge
cast of more lhan thirty characters.
Hut, save for its eugenic philosophy,
the play In its contents can not rank
wllh "The Second Mrs. Tanuueray" and
lhe like. 'that Is the dramatist's way.
Capricious versatility lias always been
characteristic of his work. Even white
he was writing his earliest farces he
Was planning comedies of sentiment
and serious drama. And he has always varied his theatrical fare with the
Ingenuity of an accomplished chef. After "The Second Mrs. Tanuueray" he
served up "The Amazons," and just as
"The Princess and the Butterfly" followed hard upon "The Notorious Mrs.
Ebbsmlth," so "The Wife Without a
Smile" came In the wake of "Iris" and
Wherein the play is an experiment
for Plnero Is that for once he seems to
have abandoned his constructive romanticism. The psychology is still of
the realistic school, but unhappily
realism has been .allowed to control
construction as well. For, somehow,
the proffered sacrifice of Lily does not
ring true. Her sudden changes of
mood are too insufficiently prepared
for to make them acceptable. Besides,
granting that it is the higher prize to
be a peeress rather than a captains
wife, there is no sacrifice tn the coda
at all. And In such mino*- matter-
as background and incident the comedy
is of unrelieved realism, down to corsets and garters. For once, indeed.
Plnero seems to have carried Into *__«
build of a play that meticulous attention to mechanism which he always
devotes to his stage directions. Perhaps, then, he has made It aetur-prmf
in more senses than one.
Pipes with mouth-pieces -if amber
nre pretty popular, and the usual test
of Its genuineness Is to rub It on th«
sleeve to see If enough electricity ■_-.
produced to attract _mall pieces jf
paper. But every expert knows tha*-
the test is quite valueless. All the imitations—copal, amberoid, and .lmiier-
Ine—answer It.
The real tests of genuine ".stone*'
amber are two—by smell and teeth.
If you bite real amber you will 3n<i
lt hard, not soft like vulcanite, or if it
gives at all It crackles aa it does SO)
But don't bite too hard, for If it ia
genuine a piece will come off.
The silver band of a pipe is often
only a whlted sepulchre. The bevei
makes the band look thick, but the
thickness is, ln the case of cheap pipes.
always of plaster. The silver ia genuine, but practically only a surface
wash. These flimsy silver bands :aa
be bought wholesale at 17.Jo a gross.
A solid, stout, genuine band costs ac
least thirty-five cents ln itself.
Here Is a last tip that not one pipe-
smoker In a hundred knows. Sooner
or later the screw of a screw pipe gets
too small. The wooden or bone screw
Is shrinking. Ninety-nine smokers out
of a hundred think this the screw
pipe's natural end and abandon it, or
hurry the process by using wedges of
But that pipe may be good for years
yet. In most cases the screw will
swell to Its original size if held in the
mouth for a few moments. In more
serious cases. It should be laid in water
for a night. In the morning it will fit
perfectly ngaln.
Bven the cafeteria is an improvement
upon the waiter. Hut then anything
Is an Improvement upon the waiter,
even hunger and thirst. It may be a
stupid prejudice, but there Is always a
Certain sensation Of ignominy in 5tand-
Ing In lino with a large tray hold more
or less grucelessly lu front of you. You
never feel that you are displaying
yourself (o advantage while holding a
tray. Now most men believe that they
could hold a sw.-rd, for Instance, nnd
be a credit to It. But not a tray.
If you should meet a lady friend ln
a oafeiorla you would feel a momentary regret at the fact that you were
holding a tray. Your powers of light
and airy badinage would momentarily
desert you. You would Just as soon
be caught In your pajamas. You
would feel that you were not at vour
best, that even your most sparkling
witticism would he flat, stale, and unprofitable. And then you are so liable
to got lnio trouble with the lady customer behind you, who is tranquilly determined to got In front of you. Of
course she does get In front of you.
Thnt goes without saying. You surrender the moment she makes her little
claim of priority with the edge of her
tray; hut no matter how Instantly or
how abjectly you do It. she makes you
feel like a worm, like dirt. The woman who wedges her way In front of
you tn tho ticket-office line has the
same curious power to make you feel
that yon aro n brute even when you
nre grovellngly surrendering your
rights. She makes yon wonder why
God lets you live, nnd then If there
Is an Inch Of starch left In your whole
solar system the young woman behind
the cnfeleria counter will nttend to
that, too.
Parson's Store
Clothing and Furnishings
Formerly (The Now Fm.)
Printed aad publlBlicd every Thurstlny from its
office, WijatmiiiHtur Street. Chllllwaek,
Subscription price-Jumper year in ndvuncetonll
points in Urltl-li Knipin*'.   tn I'nilod Stub's •jfl.Mi.
Display advertising rates Hindi- known iiii a null
ei it [on to the imlillslior.
t'liissiilid lulvertiseiueiits. I eeiil in*r word cneli
iii-itiiui,pnynhlcin iidvnnec,
liispluy advi-rliscrs will plouso remember thai
tu ui'.iui- a .-li.uii'.*. .'..in iinist bo in not liiitr thun
Wednesday luoraliur,
C, A. UAIHIEII, I'lihlishenunl l'ropru*to>.
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_-4.t-n.hed OF CANADA    1804
Paid up Capital and Reserve $11,400,000
Hart Block
The Fraser Valley Nurseries
Including Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Small
Fruits, ami Ornamental Shrubbery.
For Full Particulars, write
General Manager,
District Agent
Successor to WM. AHCHIBALD
Estimates Given
rhone .r>8 P.O. Box 20.1
If 3*oii hnve nny Cedar I'oles fnr
snli', i-ul lust l-'iill ni- Winter, pleaso «-• »»ii-
nmnicatc with Mi'. I'si'.'i'. Light & Power
Dept, it dimensions and specifications
etc. nt onco,
B. C. Electric Ry. Co. Ltd.
Tins Municipal Council mot in
tlic City Imil on Saliii'ilny afternoon
nil tlia members being present ami
Acting-Hoove Evans, in the chair.
('nun. llrrtt reported thnl bo hn.l
lol j.sls nl' oordqrying jlftcnn roads
mi Nevin road In \V. .1.
Thompson, ul u" coal nl i'.'i nml
two boxes of iwwdor. Thc roud In
In1 gravelled will, gravel frnin
knoivlcs uinl fisiirtei'ii stimi|is removed! nlso tn put lifty yards nf
gravel on regularly travelled road ai
lifty cents per yard. Iloport ivns
(iiiui. Man's ii'piirii'il having let
s'l.nlrai'ls fur gravelling nne liuml-
recf mils on rnnip Slmilig road near
Breakwater rond tn Mitirbcnd
for thirty routs |Kir ynr.l, twn
yards in rod; tliirty-live mils nf
gravelling nn I'.ronkwulor rond In
\V. Hflinillnn nt thirty-live cents
per yard, twn yards In mil; nu
Chapman mail to \V, Hamilton at
thirty-nine cents porynrd, cue nml
n half yarsls tn tbe mil: Cnstleiunn
rond eontrool In .1. Mcl_od nl 71
cents per yard, nne nnd n hnlf
yards tn mil; nil contracts In be
completed liefnre .lul.v 10. This report wns nlso ndopled.
The offer of I,. A. Thornton,
manager nf the Chillivvn.sk Pinning
.Mills, to grade, build und crib tbe
north end nf Young street bridge
for 8S."i wus accepted.
A petition wns presented by C, E.
Eckert und six others re grading nf
First avenue from city limits to
(he ditch on Mi-Naught property
was accepted nnd a by-law will be
passed to have Ibe work started at
nn early dale.
An offer ol C. E. Eckert for grading and gravelling of First avenue
for 81000 was accepted.
Tbe clerk wus instructed to write
C. S. Pearson stating tbnt a complaint had lieen made re obstructions tu roads known as Spruce
Drive and Second avenue, and thai
Council cannot allow any obstructions on public roads whon any
pro|M'rty owner objects, und tbnt be
have same removed.
A grant of 82.*> was made to the
Women's Institute.
A prepared plan of the easterly
82 acres I). 1170, group2, X. W. II.
was submitted. .Same will bo executed when rough grading is done
und proper plnns placed iM'fore the
The plan of Sub Division ..I District lol lis, group 2, property of
the Methodist church was re-accepted.
For n consideration of Si; lo pay
for grading on School streel lhe
Council will accept lbc plnns of .Mr.
.Moore for N. E. portion II. I, I).
F. 27 anil 28, group 2.
F. Itcldnin refused the offer of
87-"i for four acres at north end ssf
Pros! rond.
Council adjourned.
tin' exclusion of your own, and' *
then denounce yours for not being!*
ns lurge nnd as ohonp ns tbo cily *
papers. j *
II you nre a merchant, don'l nil- "?
vcrtisc in the bone paper, Imt coin-1*
|sc|l th litor to go  elsewhere   for j %
advertisements and howl lllioasore- J
head because he dues so,     Huv  ai*
| rubber stamp and use tt.     li inny!!).
save ymi  a   few   dimes  and   make
| your letter bonds ami wrappers look
us though they were doing business
in a one horse town.
If you nre  n  farmer,  curse  the
place you trade as the meanest on * 0pcn n joint accounl  nml either party can withdraw *
I'iirth.      lull;   this  over    to    your  5* ■■_■! *?
neighbor and tell tbem the men are
robbers and thic-'cs, ll will make
vour property less valuable; Imi
Vnll don't cure.
* Wc give special attention to Savings Accounts.    One ±
* Dollar only is necessary to open an account, interest i
* allowed nl highest Bank rate and added twice a year. J
* No delay in withdrawals.    Two or more persons may J
\ pccitlnr condition of affairs bus
lurisen al Huntingdon, a condition |. >
"' '     ' ll-l
* Manager X
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if  affairs   wliieli   mav
Dominion gnvernmenl in pnss
special legislation, which will iilteel
nul only Huntingdon, Imt the
whole boundnry country.
Shunted on the Aineri'-nn side of
lhe boundnry line, is n mill owned
hv the American LumberCniupniiy,
wblcb saws up the logs and lllilkes
lliein into rough lumber. Then minuted ou the Canadian side, nboul
a mile distant is a planning mill
known as ihe Eleelrlc l.umhcr
Tin' rough lumber is then hauled
by tennis to (he Canadian side coining in free as rough lumber, is
planed nml made ready for shipment in the planning mill.
This is precisely the aim and objects of lhe government in placing
:. duly of twenty-live percent, nn
liiiisbed lumber, to force the Americans to ostnblisb mills on the
Canadian side, if tin v wish
to compete in Canadian markets. But the men employed ill
mills reside in Suiuns, coining over
in the morning nnd returning at
night. Thus practically no benefit
is derived by the Canadians.
The men when challenged by the
customs authorities in the morning
sny tliey nre coming over for one
duy only, and the customs authorities are powerless.
Tho work of the customs authorities in stopping (lis>so men is a-
gain retarded hy the fact that Hr.
Chester, Dominion Veterinary Surgeon lives in Sumas, If n Dominion
govornmont agent, paid by the
Dominion government can reside on
the American side und pursue bis
daily duties iu Canada', it would bo
somewhat illogical to stop a working mail from working mi the Canadian side and living on the American side.
Abbotsford nlso there are several
Americans working onthcCanndain
side and living iu tho United Stales
and ut various otber places along
the line, no doubt the Baltic conditions exist.—Ex.
Uuy from |sodsllors ns much and
us often us possil.Ie.
Denounce yuur inerebnnls be-
caitse thoy mnke ii profit on their
Glory in th>' downfall of a mnn
who bns done mucli lo build up
your town.
Mnke y..in- town oul u hml place
nml stuh it every clinnce you get.
defuse to unite iu uuy scheme for
the bellermeul of the material interests ,,f tlio [tropic.
Toll vour ms'ti'liniits Ihul you
enn I.uy good, u gnnd deal citea-x-r
In mint her town nml ehnrgo ihem
with extortion. If n strnngorcoiiion
lo your loWll It'll him everything Is
overdone, and prudlcl a general
crush in the ii,-;,i- future,
\ Gardening
Made Easy
ll ymi ilu any vegeialile or Mower gardening or keep ;i lawn ymi will he  interested in
ll Xfcplional range of tools handled   by us
in supply the various needs of the gardener.
In garden tools we have: Heavy and
Light Wheel Barrows, Garden Cultivators,
Cultivator Hoes, RaKes, Spades, Shovels,
Hoes, Trowels, Etc.
For lawns we have Mowers in all siies
and prices, Shears, Iron Rollers, Scythes.
A Full Range of Garden, Lawn and
Field Seeds Carried.
Chilliwack Implement ® Produce
Registered  IVrclicron   Mure  I  veins
Old,   Wclglll    lem.   His.       Will    I'lllisiil.'l'
, r.ulc fnr work leant.   Apply in
II. CHAW, fft.nl lton.1,
Smnll Simla*.
Who wants 160 acres
of Fine Land ?
within live miles of new railroad, where the
adjoining land is held at from $lf> to $20 per
acre now, nnd will be double that prico inside
of three years. Wo hnve located a tract of
over 10,000 acres, covered with willow, poplar
nnd pine, with occasional patches of open
country. < lot full information about this from
our office. This land will all he taken early
ihis Spring, so hurry.   Call at our oiliee this
Chilliwack Land and Development Co. lid.
Box 109 rhone 178 Chilliwack, B.C.
Reliable men with soiling
ability and gome knowledge
of the fruit business or Nursery Stock, to represent us
iu llritish < loluinhin as local
and general agents.
Liberal   inducements   and
permanent position for the
right inoii,
The I'Vintlllll Nur-erii-
i K-nil.li-l.. .1 ISJI?)
We Imve iii slock n number of standard doors, assorted
sizes, wliieli we ptirclinscd ut u snup price.    Wo Iwuglit
tliese doors right uml will sell thorn right.
The Prices Range From
$1.75 to $2.15
('.impure those with regular p-jioea nn.l como nnd see the
d *.. Coins' inrl.vnslliey will not Insl l.ingnl these prices.
P. 0. Box 243
Phone L2442
Chilliwack Planing Hills
To All Points in Eastern Canada and United States.   Accommodation Reserved Either by
Rail or Steamship.   For Tickets and Information Apply to
F. J. HART & CO., LTD.
Agents For the Canadian Pacific Railway and Dominion Express FREE  PRESS,  CHILLIWACK,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
StocKs of Lumber
The Rosedale Lumber Co., Rosedale j
and £. 0. Patterson, C. C. Road
will  be pleased to .mote prices at
points as well as delivered on the
Puthias & Co.
How It Became * Corpotabon
With Limited Capital and
Unlimited Dividend.
Copyright tiy American Pr.u A.ao-
clstiou. mu.
Yard Phone MANAGER Office Phont
224 86
♦  aa.ii
Have You Decided?
Yot what  kind of Fence
you   want.     Sure   Mike!
An X or Z  Lawn Fence.
And buy it at
Maynard S Murphy's
Lawn Mowers and Rollers
Garden Wheel Hose
"Mr. Clarkson,  I  am  huppy to see
con.   ne seated.   Will told me Hint you
a'uiilil cull.   luiU'cil. tic showed me the
letter which snld you were coming."
The gentleman grew red In llie face
'ne   showed   you   the   letter,   Mrs
field ?"
"Ccrtnlnly. Do you suppose men enn
eeolvo   letters  Hint   tlieir   wire,  am
iol permitted to rend';"
"Dut-but Will I. only Just married
,oii know."
'Certainly. The dny before luarrlagt
and .he duy nfler miirrlagc lire very
'liferent, During Die first be la single;
IlirliiK tbe second be Is double."
-Hood graelntia! I did nol know thnl
nnrrlugc turned nn honorable man
lit., n iltshouoi'iiblo one."
"If  wc can't  be  honorable toward
IWO persona we must decide In favor ,
nf ibe .mc to whom we have madeI •upposcd such
definite pleilges-thut Is tbo wife. How- ' ''*
•ver, I will do Will Justice to any that
•ie did not show me your letter. 1 learn-
«d nf Its contents In smother wny."
"I um not prepared lo make tlmt
clear Jusi now But enougb of my having become nwnre of your feelings to
ward the womnn whn bns robbed you
of your friend. I can understand those
feelings and bnve a proposition to
mnke. I will divide Will with you.
Instead of you and be being Damon
and I'ythtas, we will make the firm
Damon, I'.vihlns & Co., I to he the
"Twss men nnd a woman!"
Maynard ® Murphy
...»*. a.*.---—, rllll f IIVATK
"A month."
"Won't you miss htm very much?"
"Of course.   I love him dearly, as ha
loves inc.    nm here comes In the advantage of n nlu.   | shall huve you."
Clarkson started ns It n bnmb hnd
! fallen on the floor before lilin nnd was
. sputtering ready io explode,   tr he hud
| beeu   looking   ut   Ills   companion   he
j would have seen n very animated expression un her fnr.-.
j    "I was not aware, I didn't know,"
I be stuiuiiiH's.-d. "Hint a lady married to
i the uian slm loves could let Iiini go
I awny n  few days after thss wedding
and be contented wtth the company of
his best frleud."
"You forget tbat this Is a tripartite
arrangement, wherein throe persous
are mado one. Hut eeuse to bottler
yourself about Ihul. The secret of remaining comforinlile In this world Is
oot to worry. By Hits arrangement
Will and I huve endeavored to obviate
ttie necessity of you and be loving each
other. It behooves you to ncrept the
slliiullon and be content,"
"Yon hnve both certainly been very
kind I shall endenvor to prove myself
worthy of your confidence and conduct myself"—
"Conduct yourself!    Of course you
will.    Now stout trouble yourself nny
i more nboul irinos.   .lust fait into tba
i sll nil Hon   nnliiriilly   and   all   wit!   tie
lie left her. wondering what It nil
uieiinl. Surely Iheie wns some mistake.
Was this wouiiiu so Innocent tbnt sbe
 ^^      luuluershlp as sbo
proposed could endure without danger?
The head of Ibe firm of Damon, I'yih-  ?
Ins & Co. remained away spilte long i *
enough to produce a volcano ln tbe   *
brenst of lbo Junior member.
The lady maintained the same pest-
, Hon sbe bud taken at the Ilrst meeting
' with Clarkson. tnlkcd about lovo existing between the three of them Just as
Innocently and bore herself Just ns
circumspectly nt the last aa at tbe
first of Damon's absence. Tbc only
difference In ber bearing from what he
might expect of his friend's wife was
j a growing disposition to sensitiveness
with regard lo his treatment of ber.
j In one respect the Intimacy wns a sue
Is Fly-Time
We have a largo assortment of Screen Doors nnd
Adjustable Window Screens, Screen Wirt-Cloth in n
dor.en widths, Lawn Mowers, Hose antl Lawn Sprinklers, QrasB Shoars, Oil Stoves, and mnny other hot
weather necessaries nnd conveniences,
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City Market
Main Street, Vancouver
Tins market is opor-
nletl Ity tlie City us a
mentis ol bringing Hits
producer uinl consumer
together. Vtsll lire in-
vitotl Its seliil vnllr produce. Wo handle, everything from the (linn,
(excepting milk.) Ky
consigning your produco
In the City Market  vou
will gel the hs'St price.'-,
sharp returns, nn.l very
prompt settlements.
Tin*  si/t* ami  i|!i:..iiy   of    liu*
BliowttifK - ilit* botimUow   assort*
n in it.** ui alt tin- in "A styles in snil*
Ingft) in tin1 lii-lir*-! imported fabrics I lift t WO an* -hoU'llttf Ihi**" BOA-
on from iln* Hook ol ftouborUii.
I.iinitnl, will iiHiiniutnt   yum-  full
attention.   \Vo want foil t mo
in ttn.l look nvur lho ciitirti rango
while tin* linn nn* -iiii ntibrokeii.
W.HillL'l.lll S|.      Opp. II|STII   IfOllflO
Sola Agency lloaso ssf lli.l.ls>rliii,
Why not? Will loves yon, and yon i
lore Will. Will lores me. antl I lore
Will. It only remains for .ue lo lore
you and you to lore ine lo make t de-
llgbtful trio."
Clnrltson drew a few «hort breaths
•art looked about blm like on. fearing
to be caught lu a trap.
"Ob. but Will!" he rejoined. "Would
•u.-li an arrangement please hlmS"
"Me will he delighted with It."
"How do you know that?'
"Before be went away"—
"Went awuyV  Haa be gone away?"
"For n month."
Clarkson looked more frightened thon
ever.  The lady continued:
"We hail a talk about this letter of
yours In which yon mourn your friend
aa lost tn you and apeak so bitterly of
Ibe woman wbo^hns taken him away
frori you. It waa decided between ua
tbat we should lake you Into the copartnership."
j    "Take me Inl"
Tbe tone and expression on his face
! when he sulil this were so comical Ihnt
tbe i nit fiilleil lo repress a smile.
"Y.-a, lake you In." she repealed.
1 Au Idea seemed lo strike him. and
! he brightened. "There's an advantage
; In ibal." he said.    "Another woman
couldn't"— He checked himself.
I    "Rl|ht! I will see ihul no other worn-
' au itelss you n ssny from .if."
|    "I ra I her like that.  Hot tell me about
I Will.  I'iiu'i newly married men usual-
; iy go awuy ou honeymoon trips,'?"
,    "Tbey do"
.    "Weill"
She thought a moment before replying.   "Will's nfralrs "    *"'"
wife's keeping, ami
Wear A
Stylish Suit
it   i
.,    ull-i
tiling ci
part   at:
■ 1   parrel
of every
A gliinc
prove il
■ing ilis
(,1a,  will
III fi
Kin.-t   Fub
i-i.'-.   E_•
1  Hesl
iiii.I yni
I'll ■
iy .
.ill' -nils
arc scrii
l.y   so
_«    i.-i
Sn|.|...-.-   y Ii"|.   i"    lay.
iiiiirrtisv nr any linn-to « ■ b' «
.,i iinui would look ..ii y.s.i. See
lieu linos nllorotl al i»ipuh~ prici
$15.00 to $25.00
cess. No otber woman was permitted
to get near cuough tu Clarkson to en
danger his single slato. As for the
purity of the junior member of the
firm and her loyally to the head of li
there was no questlou.
Nevertheless  before bla friend  Da
mon returned Clarkson was lu love.
Indeed, ttie evening before tbe arrival
of the man who bad permitted this
unique    arrangement    Mr.    Clarkson
made two statements to the ludy.  Tbe
first  was  Hint be loved ber madly,   .
tbe second that tie proposed to retire   •*-
at once from the Arm and never see ill
ber again.   He then left her with ah ! -J
expression on her fuce denoting an In . *
lern.'il upheaval, but whether sbe was . *
offended   with   him   for  making  the . *
avowal he could not tell. j $
Thc next day, while Clarkson was
packing a truuk preparatory to a long
journey, he received a telephone message  from  his  friend  Field, Inviting   _________________________	
him to a meeting of Ibe Arm of Damon. "*^—"^——————_——_____________
Pythias It Co. at dinner.    Clarkson
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Iibinl witb .be luteal medians for nil
:1,1.1s, ..I Cleaning, l>y ills! an.l Pressing. K\|«ti hs'lp l..r all limticlii".
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l.'nve Arrive
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heave Arrive
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delivered dally t» any part
nf the i-itv
Order for Horning Delivery.
MONE 275
City Dairy
R. A. Hr'Nisi'iisox, n.B.&M._,
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ancimv..,' civil, Rt-aiNMn.
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tilll.l.lWAOK, II.C.
this one particularly—are uot to be divulged.''
"But I thought I was admitted Into
the firm."
"So you are. Itut (here Is reason In I
all things. 1 nm lo know Will's secrets {
and yours. Yuu are uot to kuow Will'a
nor Will yours."
"Well. I like thai!   Do you call II
I    "Cenaluly. What all* would you call,
i    "Oh, 1 auppoee IC Is-sluce you aay
' ao."
"Now I prsspss.c tn make up for losl
time.   You uml Will bave loved encb
( other since Isoyhood.   Will and I bare
loved  each  oilier   fur several  years.
. The chain  between  >'""  and  me la
alone wauling.   It was agreed between
> Wilt and me before be left Hint I was
fo take you In mid form Ibis bond
i between us."
Mr. Clnrksnu started and again looked wildly nboul him.
"I don'l know," he said, "lhat 1 ever
heard uf an arrangement like this."
"There's always a first Unit for
"There's one advantage In II," mus-
i lngly, "thai I have already mentioned.
Tu ba fri.nk .villi yon, I'd rather aleer
clear of women -iniililunuiliilly I mean.
It'a all right fur Will to go lu for that
ami of thing, but 1 don't. Thla arrangement will be a barrier for me,
won't It';
numerous excuses which seemed to
surprise anil offend hia would bu host,
nt lasl consented.
On his arrival Field look blm Into
his r-'nclum and said lo him seriously:
"Hols, before we dine something
needs to be straightened out."
Clarkson shuddered.
"Before my departure 1 was struck
by your letter,   We both regretted the
separation Hint must naturally result
between yon nud me ou account of my
marriage, fur you kuow tbat two bos
nt before reply-' ol" rrl-i»J-* cnunot be the same after
ure now In hia ' ""' marriage of one Ihnl they  were
some of Ihem—   'w'ol'c'   "he said the thing to do was
Al. Investment
33 ncres on MeSween tlotul two-thirds
cleared nnd the balance easy clearing.
First cliisssoil for mixed farming.
Price $250 per acre.    Terms to Suit
Adjoining Property 1
For $400 per
las lieen
to bring you luto Ibe family.   Wben
I asked her bow wc could do Hint she
proposed lo marry you to her sister
Cynthia.   She suggested that while we
were ou our   wedding  trip  Cynthia
should play with you tbe farce of Damon, Pythias & Co.    From what 1 j j
hear she played ber part well, but now ; *
thnt we have arrived at the climax   ♦
she has broken down completely.   She ' *
Is terror stricken lest you may think ' *
she deliberately set out to catch you,   *
whereas the really entered upon it fot ' ♦
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eport.' ^^^^^^^^^
Wben   Field   began  lo
knowledge Clnrkson  wu
him like n beast at bay.   As Field pro
Chas. Huteheson Q Co.
cecdetl Ihls expression cbaaged to
prise, curiosity. Ii,.pe, nud Dually brokt
Into a beoutlful smllo.
"You'll Iluil her iu Hie library," enn-
tlmied Field. "Co In nud tlralgbteu It
all uut. You bave Imlf uu hour before
dinner, and I'm .pill,, sure Unit's mor.
than enougb."
"But do you Uiink"-
"1 dun't think: I know.   We'll celebrate your engagement at dinner.   I've >
ordered lbc wine on Ice."
Clnrksou went Into Hie library and
Id exactly forty minutes emerged with
tbu blushing Cy III Ilia, tho smile on
Cliirks.sp's face having broadened to
radiant joy.
"Only ten minutes late." cried Field
merrily.    "Bob, this Is the real Mrs. j
i Field.   Come on; Ibe dinner's wailing, ■
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All paaHsiis/s'r (rains liamlle F.xpicss.
WcKtiiiitiHtcr Trust lliiililing
Pn.ro Bred ii..i-nin Hull, St tor nr via
From lint'.'iii.l si.si'k.
J. 111'I.I.AMY. phone F Km
come nenr yon. To facilitate matters
we will let Ihem all know Hint you lie-
long to tbe firm nf Damon, Pythias
* Co. by making yourself nt home
here. For a starter Will left a pair ot
tlcketa lo Hie I bonier for tomorrow
evening. Have you any engagement.'/"
"Oh, If yon dun't rare to go 1 can
dispose of the tickets." She looked a
trifle miffed.
"I .ball Ise delighted."
"Very Well. Now wc will talk of
otber mailers,, ll haa been quite warm
lately, hasn't It's"
"Yes-no. I haven't noticed. How
leaf did you aay Will 1> tu bt ab»«ut'i"
When Iho quartet were sealed at
the Inble and ull hnd lieen served the
host took a bottle of chnmpague from
a cooler licside him and. culling the
cord Hint held Hie cork, fired n aalule
In honor of Hie newly engaged couple.
Then, illltii- nil llie glasses, he raised
his own lo bis lips and gave Ihe following toast:
"To the Damon A rylhlaa company."
"Limited," suggested Clarkson.
"Nol much," relorled Field.
"There'll tie no moro capital Introduced"
"Thnt mnv lie." snld Field, with an
Miotic grin, "but think ef Ihe aUvt-
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Tito littio Im*
morsioii li.'iii-
or. B oils
wator in it few
I El Stovo
T ho   stove
whloli    boils
your     kettle
loses ns
El Perco
Makes dollc
tolls coffee
ill lit few
Phone 257        S.   PUGH Chmmck CHILLIWACK   FREE  PRESS
Oopyright, 1911
[By Small, Maynard & Co., In
CHAPTER XV.—(Continued)
The Gang
AT any rale I found myself at tho
head of twenty men—all Italian.,
.ui strangers und among them
three or four Just ott the steamer, My
first Jul) was on a foundation for nn
apartment hou.se, of course my part
in ii was tlio very humble one of seeing thai ih" men kept -a work digging, The work had all been slaked
out and tho architect's agenl was there
tu give iiii Incidental instructions, tie
was a young graduate uf n technical
school iin.] i took tho opportunity (hus
offered for ho was a good-natured boy
—to use what little I luul learned in
my nighl school and .study his blue
prints.      At   .nl.l   limes   ho  explained
thom  i  and  aside  from  what  I
learned myself from them II helped
nu- in iiii.ii the nun mnn* intelligently.
Uul   it   was   .hi   the   men   th.'iiiselves
thai l centred my efforts, As soon
as possible 1 learned them by name.
At th*' noon hour 1 took my lunch
with Ihem am) talked with them In
their own language. I made a note
of where they lived and found as I
expected that many were from , my
ward. Incidentally 1 dropped a word
here and there a bunt the "Young
American Political Club," and asked
them to come around to some or the
meetings. i found out where they
came from and wherever I eould, I associated them wllh some of their fellows with whom 1 had worked, I
found out about their families. In
brief I made myself known to every
man of them as intimately as was. possible.
1 don't suppose for a minute that I
could have done this successfully if
I hadn't really been genuinely interested in them. If 1 had gone at it
like a professional hand shaker they
would have detected the hyprocrlsy In
no time. Neither did 1 attempt a
chummy attitude nor a fatherly attitude. I made It clearly understood
that I was an American first of all
and that 1 was their boss. It was
perfectly easy to do this and at thc
same time treat them like men and like
units. I tried to make them feel that
instead of being merely a bunch of
Dagoes they were Italian worklngmen.
Your foreign laborer is quick to appreciate such a distinction and quick
to respond to it. Wilh the American-
born you have to draw a sharper line
and hold a steadier rein. I figured out
that when you Ond a member of the
second or third generation stilt digging, you've found a man with something wrong about him.
The next thing 1 did was to learn
whut each man could do best. Of
course, 1 eould make only broad
Classification**. Still there were men
better at lifting than others; men better witli the crowbar; men better at
shovelling; men naturally Industrious
who would leaven a group of three or
four lazy ones. As well as I could I
sorted (item out In this way.
In addition to taking this personal Interest In them individually, I based my
relations with them collectively on a
principle of sl iit, homely justice. I
found there was no quality of such
universal appeal at this one of Justice.
Whether dealing with Italians, Russians, Portuguese, Poles, Irish or Irish-
Americans you could always get below
their national peculiarities If you
reached this common denominator.
However browbeaten, however slavish,
they had been in their former lives
this spark seemed always alive. However cocky or anarchistic they might
feel in their new freedom you could
pull them up with a sharp turn by un
appeal to their sense of justice. And
by Justice I mean nothing but what ex-
Presldent Roosevelt has now made
familiar by the phrase "a square deal."
Justice in the abstract might not appeal to them, but they knew when
they were being treated fairly and when
they were not. Also they knew when
they were treating you fairly and when
they were not. I never allowed a
man lo feel bullied or abused; 1 never
gave a sharp order without an explanation. I never discharged a man without making him feel guilty in his heart
no miiller how much he protested with
his lips. Ami I never discharged him
withoui making the other men clearly
see his guilt. When a man went, he
left no sympathisers behind him
On the other hand I made Ihem act I
Justly towards their employer ami towards me. I taught Ihem thai justice
must be on both sides. I tried to
make them understand that their part
was noi to see how utile work tbey
could do for ihelr money ami that mine
was not to see how much they could
do. but that ll was up lo both of us
lo turn out a full fair day's work. They
were not a chain gang, but workmen
BSlllng their labor. Jusi as they expected the store-keepers to sell them
fair measure and full Weight, So I expected Ihem to sell a full day and honest effort.
It wasn't always possible to secure
a result, but when lt wasn't 1 got rid
of that man on the Ilrst occasion. It
was very much easier to handle In this
way the freedom-loving foreigners than
I looked for; wllh the American-born
It  was harder than I expected.
on the whole, however, I was mighty
well pleased. I certainly got a lot of
work out of Ihem without In any way
pushing them. They didn't sweat for
me and I didn't want them to—but they
kept steadily at Ihelr work, from morning until night, Then, too, 1 didn't
hesitate to do u little work myself now
nn.l then. If at any point another man
seemed to be needed lo help over a
difficulty I Jumped In. I not only often
saved the useless efforts of three or
four men In this way but I convinced
them that I too had my employers' Interests at heart, My object wasn't
simply to earn my day's pay, 11 wns to
finish lhe job we were on tn the short-
est possible lime. It makes a big difference whether a mnn feels he Is
working by the day or by the Job.     I
tried to make them feel that we were
all working by the job.
Without boasting 1 think I Can say
that wo cut down the contractor's esti
mate by ut leust a full day.      1 know
tliey hud to do some hustling to get the
pile-drivers to the spot on time.
on the next job  I  hud to begin ul
over again with a' new gang.     11 seem
ed   a   pity   that   all   my   work   on   the
olher should be wasted, but 1 didn't say
anything.   For two months I took each
time  (lu- men   1  bad aud did  my best
with them.     I bail my reward In find
lug myself placed at the head of a constantly Increasing force.     I also found
that I was being sent on all tho hurry
up work.     I learned something every
day.      finally when the time seem
ripe   I   went   Li  tlu nlrnetor's  agent
wilh   lb.-  proposition  towards which  I
hiid all along been working.     This wsi
that I should be allowed to hire my own
Tin- agent was sceptical at first about
ibe wisdom i»t' entrusting such powor
as this in a subordinate, bul I pul my
case to him squarely. 1 said Itl brief
Lhal 1 was sun* I could pick u gam;
of lifty men who would ilu the woli
of seventy-live. I told him that for C
year now 1 had been making notes on
the best workers and 1 thought 1 could
secure them. But 1 would have lo do
It myself. It would be only through
my personal Influence with them that
they eould be got. He raised several
objections but 1 finally said:
"Let nie try it anyhow. The men
won't cost you any more lhan the
others und If I don't make good it's
easy enough to go back to the old way."
It's queer how stubbornly business
men cling to routine. They get stuck
In a system and hate to change. Ho
finally gave me permission to see the
men. I was then to turn them over
to the regular paymaster who would
engage them. This was all I wanted
and with my note book 1 started out,
lt was no easy job for me and for a
week I had to cut out my night school
and give ull my time to it. Many of
the men hud moved and others had
gone into other work, but I kept at it
night after night, trotting from one end
of the city to the other until I rounded up nbout thirty of them. This seemed to me enough to form a core. I
could pick up others from time to time
as 1 found them. The men remembered me and when I told them something of my plan they all agreed with
a grin to report for work as soon as
they were free. And this was how
Curleton's gang happened to be formed.
It took me about three months to put
all my fifty men into good working
order and it wasn't for a year that I
had my machine where I wanted it. But
it was a success from the start. At
the end of a year I learned that even
the contractor himself began to speak
with some pride of Cnrleton's gang.
And he used it. He used it hard. In
fact he made something of a special
feature of it. It began to bring aim
emergency business. Wherever speeo
was a big essential, he secured the contract through my gang. He i:se_ us
altogether for foundation work and his
business increased so rapidly that we
were never idle. I became proud of
my men and my reputation.
Imt of course this success—this proof
that my idea was a good one—only
whetted my appetite for the big goal
still ahead of me. I was eager for the
day when this group of men should
really be Carleton's gang. It was hard
in a way to see the result of my own
thought and work turning out big profits for another when all I needed wus
little capital to make It my own.
.Still I knew I must be patient. There
were many things yet that 1 must learn
beforo I should be competent to undertake contracts for myself. In the
meanwhile I could satisfy my ambition
by constantly strengthening and perfecting the machine.
Then, too, 1 found that thc gang wns
bringing mc Into closer touch with my
superiors. One day I was called to the
oiliee of the firm und there I met the
two men who until now had been nothing to me but two names. For n
year I hud stared at these names painted lu black ou white boards and posted
about the grounds of every Job upon
which 1 hud worked. I hud never
thought of them as human beings so
much as some hidden force—like the
i unseen dynamo of a power plant. They
were both Irish - A merleuns—strong,
prosperous-look Ing men. Homehow
Ihey made me distinctly conscious of
my own ancestry. I don't mean thut
I wu**t over-proud -In a wuy I doVt
suppose tlure wiis anything lo boast of
In the Carletons bul us I stood before
these men In Ibe position of u minor
employee I suppose (but unconsciously
I looked for something In my past to
oflsel my present humiliating situation.
And from a business point of view, II
was humiliating. The Carlelons hud
been In this country two hundred years
and these men but twenty-live or thirty
and yei I was the man who stood while
they faced nie in Iheir easy chairs before their roll-top desks. 11 was then
that I was glad to remember there hadn't been a war in Ihls country In whieh
a Carleton had not played his part.
I held myself a little better for the
They were unnffectcd and businesslike, but when they spoke It wns plain
"Carleton" and when I spoke It was
"Mr. Corkery," or "Mr. Onlvin." That
was rlghl and proper enough.
Tliey hud called me In lo consult wllh
me on a big job which they were trying
to figure down to the very lowest point.
They wen* willing to get out of It with
the smallest possible margin of profit
for lhe ndverllscmont it would give
them nnd In view of future contracts
with the same firm which It might
bring. The largest Item In It wus the
handling of Ihe dirt. They showed me
their blue prints and their rough estimate and Ihon Mr. Corkery said.
"How much can you take off thnt,
1 told him I would need two or three
hours to figure It out.      He culled a
"Give Carleton a desk," he said.
Then he turned to me:
"Stay here until you've done It," lie
It took me all lhe forenoon. I worked carefully because It seemed to nie
that here was a big chance to prove
myself. I worked ut those figures sis
though I had every dollar I ever hoped
to have at stake. I didn't trim it as
close as 1 would Imve done for myself, but ns It was I took off a fifth—
the mailer of five thousand dollars.
When I came back, Mr. Corkery looked
over my figures.
"Sure you can do that?" he asked.
I could see he was surprised.
"Ves, sir," I said.
"I'd hate like hell to get stuck," ho
"Ymi won't get stuck," I answered.
"It isn't the loss I mind," he said,
"but—well there is a llrm or two thnl is
waiting lo give me the laugh."
"They won't laugh," I suid.
He looked at ine a moment iind then j sort ,,f cro8B between
called in a clerk.
"Have those figures put In shape,"
lie said, "and send In this bid."
Corkery secured the contract. 1
picked one hundred men. Tlie morning we begun I held a sort of convention.
"Men," 1 said, "I've promised lo do
this in so muny duys. They suy we
can't do It. If we don't, here's where
they laugh ul the gang,"
We did it. 1 never heard from Corkery about it, but when we were through
1 thanked the gang and 1 found them
"No need of It," I said. "Take another course in the summer Bchool."
"1 wiint to earn some money," he
said, "1 want to go to work."
If tho boy hnd come to me a year ago
with thot suggestion I should havo felt
hurt. I would have thought It a re
fiection upon my ability to support my
family. We salaried men used to expect our children to be dependent on
us until they completed their educations. For a boy to work during his
summer vacation was almost as bad
form as for the wife to work for money
;it any time, lt had to be explained
thut tho boy was a prodigy with un
usual business ability or that he was
merely seeking experience. But Dick
did not fall into any of these classes.
This was what made his proposal the
more remarkable to me. It meant that
lie wns willing to take just a plain
evory-day plugging job,
And underlying this willingness was
the spirit that was resurrecting us all.
Instead of acting on the defensive,
Dick was now eager to play the aggressive game. I hadn't looked for
this spirit lo show in him so soon, hi
his life outside of school. I wns mighty
well pleased.
"All right," I said, "what do you
think you can do?"
"I've talked wllh some* of tlu* fellows," he said, "and the surest thing
seems lo be selling papers."
1 guve a giisp at Unit. „ I hadn't yet
lost lhe feeling thai a newsboy was a
rphnn and a
beggar. He was lo me purely an object of pity. Of course I'd formed this
notion like u good many others from
the story books and the dally paper. I
connected it newsboy with bllmi fathers
iind sick mothers if he had any parents at alt.
"1 guess you can get something better than that to do," I said.
"Whttt'S lhe mutter wilh selling papers?" he asked.
When I stopped to think of the work
In thut wny- as Just the buying and
selling of papers---! couldn't see any-
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more truly mine than they had ever
been before.
Every Saturday night I brought home
my fifteen dollars, and Uuth took out
three for thc rent, five for household
expenses, nud put seven In the ginger
Jar. We had one hundred and thirty
dollars In the bank before the raise
came, and after this It increased rapidly. There wasn't a week we didn't
put aside seven dollars, and sometimes
eight. The end of my first year ns an
emigrant found me with the following
Items tti my credit: Ituth, thc boy and
myself In better health thun wc had
ver been; Ruth's big mother-love finding outlet In the neighborhood; the boy
alert and ambitious; myself with thc
beginning of a good technical education, to say nothing of the rudiments
of a new language, with a loyal gang
of one hundred men and two hundred
dollars In cash.
This Inventory dors not take Into account my DOW friends, my new mentul
and spiritual outlook upon life, or my
enhanced self-respect. Such things
cannot be calculated.
The first year was, of course, the Important year—thc big year. It proved
whal could be done, and nothing remained now bul lime In which to dn lt.
It established the evident fact that If a
raw, uneducated foreigner can come to
this country and succeed, u native-burn
with experience plus Intelligence ought
to do the sume thing more rapidly. Hut
It hnd taught me that whnt the native-born must do Is lo simplify his
man.lani nf living, take advantage of
the same opportunities, toll with the
same spirit, and free himself from the
burdensome bonds of caste. Tho advantage Is alt with the pioneer, the nd-
venturer, the emigrant. These are the
real children of the republic—hero In
the east, nl any rate. Kvery landing
dock Is Plymouth Rock to thetn. They
are the real forefathers of the coming
century, beeauso they possess all the
rugged strength of settlers. They are
making their own colonlnl history.
Dick Finds ■ Way Out, Too
When  school  closed   In  June,   Dick
Came to me and said:
"Dad, I don't want to loaf all sum-
thing the matter with It. Why wasn't lt like buying und selling anything?
Vou were selling a product In which
millions of money was Invested, a product whieh everyone wanted, a product
where you gave your customers their
money's worth. The only objection I
could think of at the moment was that
there was so litlle in It.
"It will keep you on the streets five
or six hours a day," 1 said, "and I
don'l suppose you enn mnke more than
a dollar a week."
"A dollar a week!" he suid. "Do you
know whut oue fellow In our class
makes right through lhe year?"
"How much?" 1 asked.
"He makes between six und eight
dollurs a week." suid  Dick.
"That doesn't sound possible," 1 said.
"He told me he mnde that. And
another fellow he knows about did as
well as this even while he was ln college. He pretty nearly paid his own
"What do you make on u paper?" 1
"About half a cent on the one cent
papers, and a cent on the two cent
"Then these boys have lo sell over
two hundred papers a day."
"Thoy have about a hundred regular
customers," said Dick, "nnd thoy sell
another hundred  papers  besides."
II seemed to me the hoys must have
exaggerated because eight dollars a
week was pretty nearly the pay of an
able-bodied man. It didn't seem possible that these youngsters whom I'd
pitied atl my life eould earn such an
Income. However, if they didn't earn
half as much. It wasn't a bud proposition for a lad.
(To bo continued).
Ry crossing two types with only one
point of difference Mendel discovered
tho unit characters. Ry n unit character Is meant one whieh will not blend
wllh Uh opposite, It dOOS one nf two
Ihlngs In the body of the hybrid; It
makes lis appearance In the body to
the total apparent loss of Us opposite,
In which case It Is culled a dominant
unit character, or else lt cannot be seen
at all In the appearance of the hybrid
In which case It Is known ns a recessive
unit character. Iu peas, tallness Is
dominant, dwarfness is recessivo; yellow coat color of seed is dominant,
green Is recessive, Jn guineu-pigs bluck
color is dominant, white is recessive.
In mun, brown eyes are dominant, bluo
eyes are recessive. Black hair Is dominant, light hair recessive. Jn horses,
buy color Is dominant to chestnut,
while chestnut is rocessivo to bay. That
Is to say, from two chestnut horses
only chestnut foals can be produced.
From pure bays usually no chestnuts
The students of heredity are now
working on this discovery of Mendel.
To work out the unit characters of the
various animals is the dilllcult tusk before the men of science. It is not known
yet thut all failures of any animal
compost* unit characters, but that is
the hypulhesis on which the work Is
being carried out. To Illustrate some
of the difficulties in accomplishing this
work, human eye color, und hair follow Mendellnn laws, the lighter In
each case being recessive to the darker
color. But when there is an example
of a cross between a white and a negro the resulting skin color Is whut
seems to bo a blend. This on close
analysis may prove to be more of si
mosaic than a blend, but ul present, we
can attribute neither recessiveuess nor
dominance to human skin color. Work
Is now being done on many human features to determine thoso which behave as unit characters, l-'or example,
hi addition to skin color, there are under observation such trails as height,
si/e and shape of facial organs, any
mnrkod physical feature, doafnoss, tendency  io oarly senility, resistance to
disease, as well as Ihe nielilnl tendencies lo nervousness, epilepsy,
feeblemindedness and Insanity.
Sufferers from rhoumattsm, from
gout, and from cortain nervous affections nre known to be very sensitive
to changes lu the weather. It has been
Impossible lo establish any connection
between Ibis sensitiveness and variations lu the temperature, Ilu* pressure,
or the moisture. On the other hand,
it has boon observed Ihul the hot
springs which huve been helpful to
many of these sufferers differ from
each other so radically from a chemical
point of view thiit lt has been Impossible to throw uny light upon the disorders from the side of effective treatment. In all of these hot springs, however, notwithstanding differences ln
temperature and In chemical composition, there is apparently a much greater amount of radiation than Is found
in the ordinary atmosphere; especially
abundant are the beta and gamma rays
from radium emanations nnd free
electric Ions.
On the basis of these considerations
Dr. P. Steffens, of Freiburg, has made
thc suggestion that the suffering associated with changes in the weather is
caused by electrical disturbances to
which the patient is susceptible. In
order to test this view experimentally,
he subjected some rheumatic patients
to a current of negative Ions produced
with the aid of a Roentgen-ray apparatus. The electrical "wind" thus produced seemed to have a beneficial effect upon the patients. The treatment
WSJ later applied to sufferers from
heart disease, loenl skin and Joint dl-
senses, and other affections. From
many successful treatments by this
method Dr. Steffens concludes that the
effect of bathing In hot springs Is Identical with thc action of free ions.
Many   thousands  of  gnat   eggs  are
deposited on the surface of water in
the form of great floating rifts.
These rafts will not sink and, if ln
some manner they nre upset, they will
igain right themselves and continue
to float on the surface.
They are held so closely together
thut they form a Sne mesh, and the
penlngs nre so small that the water
unnot penetrate between thern. The
mass will flont for hundreds of yards
Just as lt Is carried by the motion of
the water.
A fine mesh of wire will llout just
like the gnat eggs owing to the fine
penlngs, which will not admit the
wuter to puss through. A pall mnde of
lhe same mesh will not hold water,
but it will flout just us the rafts of
gnal eggs do.
Thc diving-bell used In France is of
the type perfected by Churles Petit.
The apparatus is composed of two
parts—tlie casque and the equipment.
The casque |s made of red copper tinned on the inner side; It Is In the form
f a sphere wtth four round glasses
f transparent crystal which permit
Ihe diver to see In all di recti >ns,
At the back Is a "goose-nock" pipe
with a safety Valve for use if the tube
nnectliifc in i rpparatus wlil. the
pump is broken, The air enters from
three flat orifices ami while passing
carries out lhe sleam of the diver's
breath uml thus prevents tho mist
from collecting and obscuring tho wln-
lOWIi At lhe rlghl of the casque u
lOOOnd safety valve lets out the vitiated air or lets In more ulr. Hy means
f u very delicate attachment thu divers can regulate ihe air according to
bis need. Hut If he Is nervous, if he
miscalculates his movement i, too muoh
uir accumulates, the voMmoni is inflated, und the diver, despite bis host
efforts, rises to the sulfate like R distended bladder, with legs mid arms
spread like thoBO of a frog.
The diving-bell closes by menus of
three bolts. The vestment Is In ono
piece nnd of Impermeable rubberized
tissue, double ut Ihe knees and at tho
elbows. The sleeves end In wristlets
uf pure rubber.
The shoulders nre covered by a metallic cape; and, hanging from the
front of the nape and from the buck,
>r the back and over lho breast,
maintained by brass hooks, nro leaden
weights weighing forty pounds. Thc
shoes ure leather with a heavy leaden
sole wllh brass Iocs, lu his belt thu
illver carries the brass sheath of a dagger—needed In regions haunted by
sharks, cuttle-fish, uud other sea monsters.
Despite the acoustic tubes und ml-
ro-telephones Invented to hold the
diver In communication with tho surface, thc rope Is the only practical and
reliable signal. One blow signifies "all
right;"  two  blows, "more nir;"  three
blows, "a little more ulr;" four blows,
"haul mo up."
Tho diver puts on woolen underclothes to absorb transpiration, draws
on hts leaded shoes, fastens his enormous casque, fixes his air tube, and
adjusts his safely rope. Thon he
stands on his feet and slowly descends
the ladder, looking like a tough-skinned sou monster. The moment most
dreaded comes when he touches the
crest of the waves. Then it seems te
him thut he Is buffeted, beaten, and
tossed to his destruction, and when he
sees the waves that dance above nis
head he suffocates, a haze blinds his
eyes, his brain reels, his eyes roar,
und his heart fails. As he goes down
the shadows deepen. And now a glassy opaque veil deforms all objects and
gives them an appearance fantastic
and horrible. He has lost consciousness of his whereabouts; it seems ta
him that he is rushing heud downward,
opposed on all sides by the water even
when he touches bottom; he advances
half bent, groping, with arms moving,
like a timorous swimmer. When the
bed of the ocean Is uneven, he crawls
on hands and knees. He breathes hard;
his eyes are almost blind; yet he must
work hard with hatchet or with knife,
for he knows that tbo men ashore are
pumping  to   keep   lhe   breath   lu   his
body;   pumping ami watching the I'ope,
waiting for his Btgnal,
No man embraces Lhe trade of dt er
unless his heal i is Indomitably stout
ami his body in robust health. And
even   Ibeii   he   may   die  sotut*   Instants
or somo hours   after his return from
the depths to Ihe free ub*. Al a gro.il-
er pressure than two a I Unispheres different troubles attack htm, lie Is slung
by ihe "divers' ileus" or tormented by
all but Intolerable Itchlngs, Bolow
(hi ainiospheres gruver disorders appear, among (hem a deafness that may
hold him imiii he dies, hemorrhages,
paralysis or the feet aud legs, symptoms of cerebral or pulmonary congestion,
The diver makes his ascent from the
depths very slowly one motor per
iniu ute mil as Ihe fool makes It,
mounting by closing the safety valve
of Ills casque ami rushing upward,
It was n wilil night outside, ami they
hud sut closer together thun usual
for several hours before the; Dickering
light of the log fire. A silence of many
minutes had lain unbroken over them,
uud dually, as the clock struck ten, she
stirred slightly.
"Henry," she said, her voice trembling somewhat. "I have been thinking
matters over for the last half hour very
carefully, weighing the pros and cons
iis fully as 1 knew how."
"Yes, dear?" he snid, feeling sure of
whnt wns to come.
"And I nm going to ask you a question—"   She faltered.
"You should know In advance what
my answer will be," he murmured,
I think I do, Henry," she went on.
"You are the only man in the world of
whom I would ask It. Horry Winter-
burn Is a flue man, and I nm fond of
him, and I think he Is fond of me, but
I should not think of nsking it of him."
His heart leapt with joy. Horry
Winterburn waa his most dreaded rival.
"Go on, Mnude." he whispered.
"Nor should I ask it of the Reverend
Mr. Castleton. though I huve known
him all my life. It Is you—you alone
of whom I would ask this great—"
"Don't—don't keep me in suspense
longer, Maude," he cried. "Can't you
see the endless succession of yesscs
on my lips waiting for your question?"
"Very well then, I will ask It," she
said, happily. "Henry, will you please
find Fldo and tie him up In the barn
on your way home?"
Thc Students' Union of the University of Wisconsin Is going to give a
demonstration shortly on Ihe deadll-
ness of handshaking. It Is said that
a person can fill his palm with 3.000,-
000,000 deadly or disagreeable germs
by this proceeding, some or all of
which can be seen by the aid of a
microscope, If you only have a microscope powerful enough. If your microscope Is not powerful enough to enable
you to sec them all, use your imagination, and you will see them in all their
Almost everything that we do nowadays Is dangerous, according to some
authority or other. It Is to be known
tbat it Is dangerous for u man to kiss
another man's wife, but scientists tell
us lhal it Is equally dangerous for a
man lo kiss his own wife. The rosebud maiden Is equally dangerous, and
to Is thc widow. It Is dangerous for
i man to take a drink, or to smoke
tobacco, or to eat food.    It Is danger-
US for him to sit down In his own
house, or to go into the open air. lt Is
dangerous to live ou u plain, mid dangerous to climb mountnlns. It Is
dangerous to wenr clothes, nnd dnnger-
uh to go nuked. It lv dangerous to
scrape your face with u razor, aud
Dangerous to wear whiskers, it is
Jnugerous lo be Idle, and It Is danger-
niis to work. It Is dangerous to talk,
ami It Is dangerous to keep silent, It
Is dangerous to be a sinner, but It Is
equally dangerous to be a saint. And
If you shake hands, you get—oh, horror of horrors!—3,000,000,000 germs
upon your palms.
January 3 Is un Important anniversary ln the development of the llritish
drama, for upon this date In 11161 I'epys
went to tho Clare Market Theatre, saw
the "Beggar's Bush" well performed
and records, "the first time that I over
saw women como upon the stage."
Previously all female parts had been
taken by hoys or young men. The
change was probably suggested by
Charles II. from his Continental experience and arose from an amusing
episode, The king had gone to the
theatre "before his lime," and finding
Ihe actors not ready, nsked for nn explanation, whereupon ho wus gravely
Informed thnt "the queen hns not
shaved yet!" As tho Merry Monarch
loved to laugh nt a Jost as well as to
make one, the excuse was Accepted and ■
a reform Initiated.
Sarcophagus of a Single Flower
We were, as the Italian proverb has
it, not in the world, but in Maremma.
Carpenter had challenged me lo a summer journey through that land of misty
memories und malaria, believing that
our enthusiasm for Etruscan remains
would render us fever-proof.
On that memorable evening we hud
arrived ut a small town upon a sudden
little hill rising like an islund In the
wastes of brilliant green. Though the
sun wus fur down toward the blue
horizon line of the Mediterranean,
waves of heat still quivered above the
plain, to be changed with the first
coolness into ghostlike wraiths of mist.
Afler arranging at the wretched inn
for our lodging, we sought the principal church, that wo might make the
acquaintance of the priest and hoar
from him the traditions of the neighborhood. The Angolus bell guiding us.
wn passed along the solitary streets,
encountering only d Cow pale, listless
women ami childron. The church Itself, at whose slops Ihe town suddenly
ended, looked gaunt and Idea* bed In
tbe while glare of lho setting sun.
Lifting the leather curtain, wo passed
into a bare nave, from whose wills
frescos by forgotten mnstors were scaling.
As we advanced lownrd I he altar,
w<* became aware of a kind of tiior-
tu.ity cbupei, breaking tho smooth expanse of tb.- south wnll, ami containing threo sarcophagi, al lho sight of
which Carpenter gave m oxclntnoUon
of delight, I laid a winning linger mi
my lips, for i saw ibal by the farthestI
nne a young girl was kneeling.
An old priest wilh n benign expres- \
slou now emerged from lho sacristy,
uud camo forward to greet us, As wo
whispered our names and tho objeel of
our visit, lho girl rose from her knees
and loft tho chapol, evidently with the
Intention of speaking to the padre, until she perceived that strangers were
with him.
As sho passed us, even Carpenter,
cold and blind antiquarian as he was,
looked in wonder upon the Borrow-
ponetrated beauty of her face. Italy
breeds such loveliness from time to
time, ns if in vindication of Raphael
and Da VlOCl. Instinctively we turned
to the priest with questions ln our eyes.
"The Slgnortne Beatrice Ceclnn." he
murmured, "the last member of an old
family of these parts."
"Yet she wears the peasant costume."
Carpenter  commented.
The padre seemed to think our curiosity entirely justified.
"She is very poor," he explained. "In
her orphaned babyhood she was adopted by her father's steward and his
wife, old peasant people whose remains now rest in two of those sarcophagi."
At the mention ut these treasures it
became evident that for Carpenter, at
least, lhe girl no longer existed. His
eyes    glowed    with  an  antiquarian's
"Th.-y are purest Etruscan," be said
in his dry. curator voice—"of alabaster,
ami Indicating, 1 perceive by lhe single.
double, nnd triple flowers of iheir
decoration, thai Ihey once contained
the bodies of d young, of a middle-
aged, end of ;in old person. Where
were they  found?"
"Upon the farm or the steward, the
foster-father of the Slgnorlna Beatrice
—in one uf tbe subterranean tombs
with  whlcb this soil Is honeycombed."
Carpenter left us tn examine the
three ancient coffins more closely. I
turned to the priest.
"Even a stranger can see that the
Slgnorlna Ceclnn is in great sorrow."
Th** padre sighed.
"Alis. yes! The surcophugus of a
single dower, tin- alabaster tomb of
youth, is still empty, but If this tragedy continues 1 fear thai Beatrice Ce-
clna may be laid there."
"What  tragedy, father'."'
Before answering in* looked long and
attentively at mo,
"You ure stopping overnight V
"Yes, and perhaps longer, Should my
friend decide upon researches In the
"In thiit case I Insist upon you both
coming to my house. The inn Is terrible. Ymi could nol endure Ihe food.
No, do not refuse me. We live In such
isolation that when a stranger braves
our mists ami miasma. It is the least
we can do to make him comfortable.
That evening, nfter dinner, the priest
and 1 sal before a tire of driftwood,
lighted as a protection against tin
poisonous mosquitoes.   Carpenter had
left   us   for  a   stroll   111   (he   moonlight,
after assuring ihe anxious padre thai
he had lived for weeks at it time In
perfect health among the swamps of
tropical countries. I was glad of his
absence, l wauled lo hear moro of
Beatrice Ceclna,
"And so."  I  began, "there Is a trng
edy connected with the  beautiful  girl
We saw   this  after) n'.*"
"Yes.    She was betrothed,  when  Very
young, to Bltvoslro Alfaul, the son of
her father's dourest friend. The young
mun wus also of au uncieiil und Impoverished family, and, like her, he
hod been early orphaned. They grew
up logo I hor, became devotedly attach-
ed, uud expected lo be married on Sll*
vostro's return from the University of
Bologna, ur us soon us ho could establish himself lu his chosen profession, the law. What happened ut the
university 1 do mil know, bul I suspect
that Hllveslro, always a dreamer ami
an enthusiast, hud, In an hour of madness, become Involved wllh one of
those secret societies which are the
bane of our country. Ho returned
silent, preoccupied, ami unresponsive,
(hough seemingly as much In lovo as
ever; but ho gave tho Impression—to
mo at least—of living under a sword
of Damocles, One day It fell. Without
a word of explanation or farewell to
Beatrice Ceclna, to myself, or to any
ono else, ho loft for Florenco—summoned, without doubt, hy an authority
he dared not disobey."
"How did you know that ho went
to Florence?"
"He had bought a railroad-ticket to
that city, and through a priest, an old
friend of mine who resides there, 1
learned lhat he was living in an obscure quarter and frequenting a cafe
whose proprietor is noted as u political
agitator. My friend, the priest, sought
out SUvestrOi entreating him to send
us some word of explanation, but he
received no reply from the young mun,
who appeared, Indeed, half distracted
at the mention of his betrothed's name.
As for Beatrice Ceclnn, she no longer
writes to him. She waits und prays—
but   she   is   pining  uwuy   beforo   our
I mused a while, thinking that it
must be indeed a grave mutter which
could snatch a young man from a
beautiful woman with whom ho was
deeply In love, utul whom he expected
soon t" marry, Some exaggerated
sense .if honor was probably behind
this defection. I fell Instinctively that
a girl so apparently noble In mind iind
s..iii as RoatrIco Ceclnn eould not lovo
a nu f small or tratloroiis nature.
Strolling nexl dny along lho dosolato
beach, I came suddenly upon tho slgnorlna, standing motionless, as If lost
in her sad thoughts. The glare of the
morning sunlight  look not one degree
fr  lior Liveliness, bul II revealed her
pallor, and tin* signs or n wasting grlof
lhal might oaslly prove mortal, Bho
soomod liko n white Mower grown
amid poisonous marshes.
Recognising mc. she bowod, anil,
picking up her basket of seaweed,
weni silently on her way.
Thai night I told ih.- priest und Carpenter that I was going lo Florence to
seek  SllVeslro  AI la til.
Carpenter, ii heady in the grip of
burled centuries, obsessed with visions
ttf dead knights stretched In corroded
geld upon carved slabs beneath the
waving grasses of the Maremma—Carpenter looked lu dreamy scorn upon
the quondam assistant, as If to Intimate that 1 mlgbl go where 1 pleased
bo long as 1 left him In this heaven
of ii swamp, uud In the company of a
priest who waa as well versed In
Etruscan remains as in the doctrines
of St. Thomas Aquinn". But the
padre's eyes kindled with Interest. He
listened to my theories and plans with
a warm glow of sympathy. When 1
had finished, he gave me his approval
and his blessing, then added:
"While you ure absent, I shall en
deavor to lake your place with lhe
learned Slgnor Carpenter In his search
for Etruscan treasures; but my interest in antiquities during these last
months, I confess, has been chiefly
that the sarcophagus of a single ilower
should remain open und empty."
The Inn of the Crimson Sword, as il
was melodramatically called, from a
long, red stain on Us door-post, blocked
up the end of an alley of evil smells,
all dominated by a composite odor of
sour wine and hot oil. I found a brown
cave of a place, crowded with tables.
Three women served all comers. One
of them wus very beautiful. From
certain words which passed between
her and a Caravaggto brigand of a
man, whom i identified as the host, 1
surmised   that   she  was  his   daughter.
She gave me the impression of a woman of great courage, capable both
of cruelly  and  of  tenderness.
Suddenly 1 saw her fan- assume the
blanched, tender, transparent look of
a woman in love, as she greeted a
young man who had Just entered. From
his resemblance to the photograph In
my pocket, and from the priest's descriptions, I luul no doubt that he was
SUvostro Alf an I,
Whatever his outward affiliations, he
was evidently living in another world
than that of the prowling patrons of
the Inn—a world or the Irrecoverable
past. His distinguished appearance
only added to the effect he gave of being overwhelmingly conscious of some
irretrievable blunder along the devious
paths on which he was now groping.
Another  figure  darkened  the  doorway — another    swarthy    Caravaggto
with eyes like rapiers.    He looked Jenl-
ously al the innkeeper's daughter as
she lingered by Alfanl's table, endeavoring io draw him into conversation,
The newcomer approached the pair;
then with a curl bow to the young
woman—whose name, I learned, was
(lemma   Hold-  he   brushed   her   aside
and seated himself opposite Bllvostro,
opening at once a serious conversation
with him.
I  Watched  thO young man's face us
Ills   visitor   Whispered  Ulld   gesticulated
—saw tt grow gray, uequlesceiit, uud
hopeless, (lemma hovered III lhe background, never tnking her eyes from
the iwo men. Beneath her lowered
eyelids were expressed alternately
fierce haired and a fiercer love.
That tin* man talking wiih Bllvestro
wielded an nbsolule nulliotiiy over him
was evident, but It was also clear that
Bllvestro, though obedient, was nol
oowod, His companion seemed to
affect blm only ns a link In a chain
wlib-h bound him to iilote extraordinary fortunes than he had ever dreamed
of in his little Maremma village.
1 resolved thai when he left lhe inn
I would follow nml accost him.
Fortune favored me. I was not fur
behind him. und near (Hollo's famous
bell-tower I overtook him.
"SIgnor AI fan I?"
lit* turned sharply around,
"SIgnor Alfanl, do you remember Ihe
sarcophagus of a single Ilower iu lhe
church al  Nollo?"
Ills face became as while as the gardenias that a passing flower-girl held
up to him.
"Who are you, slgnor"" he asked In
a tow, vibrant voice.
"Do you remember tho sarcophagus
of a single Ilower?"
"Remember I"
A world of pain was In his voice. I
drove my message deep Into his open
"The padre sends ymi word that they
are likely to lay the Hlgnorlna Beatrice
Ceclnn In thnt sarcophagus of dead
youth If you do not return."
A despairing cry escaped him.
"She is ill!"
"Well and happy, of course, slnco
she hears nothing from you!"
Ho turned fiercely upon me.
"You can mock us well as wound!
Who are you?"
"A visitor to your village sufficiently
interested In the Slgnorlna Beatrice
Ceclna to wish to sec her huppy. With
the padre's consent und approval, I
have come here to ask why you leave
her In this miserable suspense?"
As I spoke 1 took two letters from
my pocket und handed them to him.
He read them In an agitated silence.
Then he said:
"Will you meet me on the terrace of
San Mlniato au hour from now, slgnor?
I will tell you all | can of this unhappy
Tho sun wus setting when Alfanl
finished his narrative, which, briefly,
was this:
While a slmlenl a( lhe i'nlvorslly of
Bologna he hatl been persuaded to Join
a club,  the real nature of which- to
promote political unrest had been revealed to him only after his Initiation.
Then he found thai he was lu a nost
of youthful subvortors controlled from
Florence by I lomenleo Toslul, Hie man
with whom he had conversed at lho
Toslnl's life-work, as slated by himself, Wiis lo tid the world of those
rulers or statesmen win* were deemed
obstacles to tho spreading of the gospel
of subversion, Heing ri powerful personality, within his limited range, he
had played upon Sll vest ro's sense of
honor until, iu a fatal hour at the end
<if a students' meeting, the young man
had signed a paper pledging himself to
obey any mandate issued to him at any
moment. The summons had reached
him iit Nello. telling him that his aid
in an approaching crisis was required,
and that he must come to Florence ut
Though he believed Ihnt imprisonment nr death was probably before
him as the result of his being Toslnl's
tool, he had departed without a word.
This night he was to learn from his
hated director whut he wus to do.
"But do you consider yourself bound
by a pledge wrung from you In a moment of high tension at some furious
students' meeting?" 1 protested.
"The paper 1 signed Is in the possession of Tosini," he replied. "I cannot
go back on my word, even though It
should cost me my life."
"And if the paper could be taken
from Tosini?"
He smiled faintly.
"What he holds—he holds! listen,
slgnor. 1 meet him tonight at this
very spot to learn the nature of my
commission. We shall speak In French,
You understand French, slgnor?"
"Be on the other side of this hedge
at nine o'clock. What you hear report
to the Slgnorlna Beatrice and the
padre, l should be glad of a faithful
witness to relate to ihem under what
compulsion 1 went to prison—or to mv
II*' spoke iu the passionless voice of
tin* man for whom life Is already over.
"I Shall be here. Tell me- is Gcmm,'
Dolfl, the inkeeper's daughter, of this
. "Poor girl! She hus hud no chance
for any other existence."
"Is she betrothed to Tosini?"
"Her father wishes her to be. Tosini
Is in love with her."
"And she is in love with you," I add
ed mentally.
They were punctual. At first 1
could distinguish, through the Inter
stlces of the hedge, only two blurs of
while -their tense, pale faces. Then
the powerful figure of Tosini disengaged itself from tbe surrounding gloom.
He began to speak quickly, In excellent
I listened wllh deepening apprehen
slon iis the purport of his instructions
became clear. A ery of horror from
Bllvestro Interrupted at one point the
(low of the even, merciless speech. 1
had thc sensation of seeing a young
winged thing caught iu some mon
Btrous WOb of a misshapen spider.
Tosini ended by an Invitation t<
Bllvestro to have supper with him, bul
this fantastic hospitality wns apparently declined, for the two men went
separate ways Ibrough the darkness.
1 Waited for some moments, and
then, trembling with agitation over
What I had heard, stepped out of my
hiding-place, As I did so, a figure
emerged from another vuutugc-polnt.
1 recognised Gemma Dolfl.
Her look of comprehension told me
thai she understood my errand there,
as 1 understood hers. That my presence did Hot startle het* showed me
h<>w Imig she had lived among strange
chances and changes.
I bowed. She returned my greeting,
speaking  abruptly.
"You nro tho American who was ut
my father's Inn yesterday?"
"Old you climb this hill for a view
of Florence by night?"
"The night Is not favorable for a
Study  of the scenery, slgnorlna!"
"Do vou understand French?"
"I do not!"
A note of anguish wns In her voice,
as If she had beeu baffled nt the moment of a great crisis. I was becoming
aware that she possessed the lutein
gence, not of education, but of a
strong nature— a fnr higher type.
"Then," I snld, "I have the ml van•
tuge of you, slgnorlna."
We stood, two strangers, talking In
seeming riddles, yet we knew that we
were skirting a subject of Intense Interest to us both. Suddenly her manner changed from that of Inquisition
to appeal. Her voice became soft and
"Can you not share your advantage
wilh me, slgnor? I fear for—for tho
life of Slgnor Alfanl!"
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"Vou have your suspicions, then,
that all is not  well?"
"I know that he Is in Florence and
among—among'our people against his
will. He was a stranger, but even I
could see that he had lefl all his life
behind him somewhere. 1 know, too,
that a crisis Is approaching, but for
once Tosini has not taken me Into his
confidence. 1 came here because of a
chance word I overheard, but—they
have spoken in French!"
"You ask me to share my advantage
with you, slgnorina. I will tell what I
know. While at the University of Bologna, Stlvestro Alfanl signed a paper,
the full import of which, I believe, wus
ut that time hidden from him. However that may be, he pledged himself
to carry out uny commission which
certain persons might require of him.
Tonight he learned Its exact nature.
Within the next six days he starts for
Home to fulfil a pledge from which he
shrinks in horror—an errand, in short,
of assassination. These leaders are
apparently too cowardly for such work
themselves, so tbey make lools ol
younger men!"
A pallor nt faintness overspread her
face, but she remained tense and un-
"Without doubt Domentco Tosini
holds this pledge in his possession,"
she said in a low. meditative voice, as
If speaking to herself. "If it were destroyed, Slgnor Alfani would be free
of his obligation, but he would not be
free of Tosini!"
"At least he could not be held to a
deed for whicli he has only abhorrence."
"Tosini is a tiger!" she* replied. "He
would truck a deserter lo the ends of
tho earth. He is the supreme menace.
The others are merely his tools.
"Better that Alfani should die as a
victim than as a criminal:"
"Why are you sn Interested In him?"
she demanded. "Did you know him ut
There arc some natures so small that
It Is safest to tell them nothing, others
so great that it is wisest to tell them
everything. 1 knew thnt Gemma Dolfl
belonged to this latter (-lass.
"He wus u stranger to me until 0
week ago," 1 replied, "whon 1 heard of
him through the padre of his native
Village In tlie Maremma. Ho Is betrothed to a beautiful girl of noble birth
there—and she Is breaking her heart
tor him!"
I heard the sweep of the wings of
tragedy in the very utterance of my
winds saw their profound shadows
veil Gemma's face for n moment. To
whal depths of bitterness she descended I could not guess, bul I fell Instinctively lhat she bad known from the
Ilrst fhat her love was hopeless.
-Mt I ii dominant -till unorushedi she
"I have Influence Wllh Toslul. Ite-
IIOVO me, slgnor, I shall one It!"
SIm aski'd me my name and uddress;
then, with a proud Inclination of her
bead, she left uu- and Was soon lost
Itl   the BhadOWB of  the  night.
I went listlessly Ibrough (he next
I Wo days. Scorching heat plagued
Florence. The oppression lu tin* ulr
rendered even the most dramatic
events dreamlike and far-off.
Iu the middle of the afternoon of the
second day a messenger arrived, pale
und breathless, from (he Inn uf the
Crimson Sword. He Implored me to
go at once there, that tho Slgnorlna
(lemma might speak wllh mo before
she died. She hud been mortally
wounded by Tosini—sho wished to see
As we hurried through the nearly
empty streets, the lad told mo nil that
he knew of thc affair. It seemed that
Tosini hnd come in very late, when
tho Inn wns quite deserted, and hnd
asked for food. The Slgnorlna (lemma
had served him, and then had seated
herself nt the table with him, Thoy
hud appeared very happy. Ono of the
servants ubout the place hnd remarked
that ihe slgnorlna must he at last re
lenting and listening to Toslnl's suit.
After a while, as If in answer to
some plea of hers, he wns seen to show
her a paper, then to give it to her.
Upon getting it into her hands she
had torn it suddenly into fragments
and had cast these into a brassier of
burning charcoal. Tosini became
violently angry and drew a knife. It
seemed, the boy continued, that she
might have saved herself, An open
d or wns just behind her, but she had
stood us still as a statue in a cathedral niche and let Tosini stab her.
Tosini had escaped in the panic that
followed, but the officers had traced
him to the Porta San Niccolo. It was
thought  that  he would  be captured.
The Inn of the Crimson Sword waa
packed with people as I entered.
Among them I saw SUvestro Alf uni.
The Innkeeper met me, his face stained with tears, and at onco conducted
me into his daughter's presence.
From that small, stilt room thc last
echo of earthly passions seemed to
have died away. Gemma lay defeated,
yet victorious, glad. It would seem, of
the price she had paid for another's
ransom.   1 took her hand In silence.
"Tosini is a fugitive from justice
now," she whispered. "He will probably be captured before he reaches the
coast or the mountains. With him out
of the way, there's nothing tn four from
the others. My father lias promised
mo to teil them that Sllvestro'S pledge
is annulled—he Is safe now and forever!"
1 gassed at her through my lears.
"Ymi purchased his safety with your
life.   Why did Tosini—"
Sho saw what 1 wanted to nsk.
"When I burned the pledge. I cried
out, *1 lovo SUvestro, not you!' it was
then lie drew hii knife."
"Hut you could have escaped—"
A weary smile hovered for u moment about her lips.
"Ves, I could have escaped."
"Shall 1 call Alfanl?"
"No. he Is suffering enough—but he
will soon be happy!"
An hour after her death we received
word thai Domentco Tosini, seeing that
his (rapture was Inevitable, had shot
himself some miles beyond the Porta
San Niccolo.
Carpenter and I witnessed the marriage of SUvestro Alfanl to Beatrice
Ceclna In lhe church at Nollo. After
the ceremony, with thc other guests,
old  friends and  neighbors,  we led  her
to the sarcophagus of a single flower,
We hud turned it lnio a bride-chest by
filling It (o the brim with wedding
linen nnd silver.
How your pious soul would delight In
tills most  Catholic of all the German
oltlesl   The must Catholic H Is, and Iht*
Jnlllest, too.   Surely there never was a
big community i» whloh the people took
life more pleasantly and easily. Ou
the slreels they stroll along, Instead of
rushing, Prom -1.30 to six o'clock in
the afternoons all the cafes—ami there
nre dozens of them Hint are bigger than
the Hotel ltalllmoro dining-room—are
Simply Jammed with men ami women
having afternoon tea and coffee.   The
cost is trltllng, even In the showiest
und most fuslilonublo places.
A little later In the evening the same
resorts are crowded uguin with dinner
and supper parties, and they nre filled
once more after tho theatres. Always
tho throngs are good-natured, well behaved and huppy-lnoklng. Music Is
prevalent—from tho grand opera <840
nights In the year), nnd the dally open-
air concerts, at noon, by a military
band, to tho quartet, or single performers. In the littlest cafes or beer halls.
At every possible chnnco*'ioy haven
holiday. For Instance, the day nfter
Christmas Ib a full holiday, the excuse
being that, on Chrlstmns dny somo of
tho shops are open for two hours ln the
forenoon, so thnt the workers do not
have a complete rest after the extra
work before Christmas. Christmas In
u great event. I never snw such varied
displays of toys and children's things
anywhere else. Midnight mass. Christ*
mas Eve, is a ceremony that crowds
every church. Somewhere in each it
the Banctuar.es a representation of the
Nativity is arranged. The virgin ind
Child, the shepherds, the manger, a-id
all. Including a cow and often .i dog.
Sometimes the figures are Ufa size,
In tho national museum, by the way,
a deal of space is given up to _ remarkably interesting permanent exhibit of these "i IrlppeiC gathered Oram
the Catholic countries, some of them
hundreds of years old, some very «lu.*
borate, some very primitive.
The symbol of Munich — its 'trade
murk." so to speak—is the Sgnre of i
jolly little boy in a monk's robe, with
upraised hands, and the fact chat: he :a
often shown with a mug of beer ;n one
hand doesn't detract from its men-. Be
Is called der Munohen kind—the it nd -
eh child—and you see him everywhere
Over the principal portal of the ro_-_
paluce, in the centre of the ■'**■—:■•
residence, it Is called—is a shrine. fjhssj
Inclosed, with a perpetual light. E is
typical of easy-going, gocrf-OBtused
Munich that this great iprawltng
palace, which covers a.3 much ipofi-fl is
an ordinary city bloi k, Is penetrated
with passageways and court? trdS lU
open to the public at ill hours tr.: n
constant use as "short cuts" ■ in
ordinary street or alley.
Science has proofs of the existence
of several races, but only thr
have  left  traces  of their
hind  them.      These are  Borne   Bttro-
pous,   Homo   Ehlt-Uuicus,    .ind    Homo
Kuraslcus.      Tho  flrsl   raci
Its representative man resembled  the
remains of Neanderthal;  his forehead
was low and  retreating and hts eyebrows beetled.
Probably tho lect nd rs • .m***/*
ed to Europe from th-> north of Africa.
Their traces have been found on the
Thames, in Moravia, and in caves oi
different regions.
Sergy, a close student of human origins, traces the second rot • to thu
paleolithic culture of the Quaternary
epoch In the south of Prance. In
thai culture analogies with My* «naear*
ami prehistoric Egyptian clvUliatton
arc found. Some families of the race
may have been Inspired by tbeir id**
venturous and artistic instim ts to Sf ir.-
der onward out of their own land to
a land specially suited to the development of their dreams of methlng
that they had never been able to produce In ihelr own country. The
graphical conditions, the climate u.:
the natural beauty of the land thoy
settled iii may have allured them and
encouraged them to develop their rude
The third race.    Homo    Burai
came Into Burope from western
and its members were tin-  iii., si, ft .,f
the modern EBuropoan peoples
Probably the Isrgesl stones ever used
lu any building are n en in tb*' Wi Item
wall of lho groal tempi.' i.r Baalbek In
Syria, and the problem is still unsolved
as in the riiethods used In conveying
them from the quarries and of placing
ihem In position, The quarries from
which these blocks were undoubtedly
cul can !"■ leen aboul half q mile to
tlie southwest of the temple. The
three stones lie horlsontally and form
pari of the outer wall nf the bulldlnc.
Tbey are not on the lowest part of tho
masonryi bul nre twenty-throe feet
above tho first row of stones. Bach
Stone Is over sixty feet longi thirteen
feci high, and ten feel thick. The
most wonderful block nf all still lies In
the quarries, for something must have
occurred to stop tbe work of separating It completely from the rock, nnd
the groat wtone has lain thero for centuries     awaiting     completion.     This
stone is leventy feet longi fourteen feet
high, and thirteen foot wide. The three
sides nnd pari of tho fourth hnvo lieen
beautifully chiseled, and aro smooth
and even.
136 PRE
Local and General
Lighl nml ln'iiv.v draying handled
wil h en vc nml promptness, Cily
Transfer Co., phono 49.
Yesterday wus Umpire Dny,
L.F.Cioft. nt Mee Studio for photos I
For photon at Chapman's.—phone
L, F. Croft wa" a visitor to Vancouver Tuesday.
Coal arul  wooil—City Transfer
Co., phone 19.
Are you going to Harrison  Hot
Springs to-morrow?
Provincial Chief
Gladwin, of New \V
visitor in t'isvii Tui'i
Firo   Wnrdon
Matinee of
Lyric Theatre
noon at 8.80.
moving pietures  at
every Saturday after-
Admission lOe.
stock   Foods—Chilliwack
pleiuent & Produco Co.
S. Kelland was n visitor to Vancouver (luring the week.
Horse ltaecs and hull games ut
Recreation I'ark to-morrow.
.1. II. Ashwell was a business
visitor to Victoria this week.
Telephone 49 for all express and
dray work; City Transfer Co.
Ico cream in all the popular
forms and flavors at Johnson's.
\V. L. Macken was a visitor to
Vancouver on Tuesday evening.
County Court will be held at
Chilliwack on Juno 15, at  11 a.m.
Help Wanted—male and female,
apfily Chas. F. Smith at Chilliwack
Col. lioultbce left Monday on a
business trip to Vancouver and
Contractor Hunt has the cement
foundation for the new post ottice
Sam Pugh, thc electrician, was a
passenger to thc coast Wednesday
on business.
Jas. K. Anderson of Chas. Huteheson _ Co., spent tho week end
at thc coast.
All coul and wood orders receive
prompt attention. Phone 49. City
Transfer Co.
Cheam,   returned
few  days  business
II. Proctor,
Monday from a
trip to coast.
"Nothing does a town more good
than the wagging tongue of an
Optimistic Citizen."
Full muny u nlsick of goods is
Imrn lo blush unseen for luck of
He who does not advertise should
remember that without bait it is
.litlicult lo cutch lish.
A Ladies" jacket, black, round on
Pralrio Central rond on Thursday
last, awaits owner ill ibis oiliee.
City Transfer Co, have their oiliee
with tbe Chilliwaek Land and Development Co., on Young street.
T. Henderson announces a reduction of twentv five per cent on all
millinery, dowel's and trimmings.
Foil Sale—All • codar row boat,
and two pairs of ours, on Hope
river; apply to F.Thornton, Sardis.
Matinee of moving pictures at
thc Lyric Theatre every Saturday
afternoon at 3.80.   Admission 10c.
WANTED—A second hand ladies
bicycle in good repair, apply to
Miss A. cart; of Free Press, stating price.
Gordon Rutherford, nephew of
Dr. llutherford, has entered the
service of the Merchant's Bank,
A. McFarlanc who has been with
H. J. Barber, stationer and druggist, for some time, left on Tuesday
for Vancouver.
An ad in a newspaiicr is a silent
salesman that never sleeps, and
does not require a cash register to
make him honest,
J. L. Stork, C. P. It. ticket and
Dominion Express agent at F. J.
Hart & (Vs. was a visitor to the
Coast on Monday.
J. Hammnr was a business visitor to Vancouver on Monday, and
will attend the K. of P. Grand
Lodge at Nanaimo.
The man who does not  advertise
unually has a store full of old  junk I t|,e rM.upio of Conlmont.
lhat is dear at any price.    No  live
merchant keeps dead stock.
Iteg. \'.. lsi'iiailbi'uil. the Young
street .lewelor, ami Mrs. Ilrnuil-
hciul were in Vancouver tlie early
pari of Ihis week. While in the
City Mr. Ilrnailheail completed the
sale nf liis repideneo und properly
in Fairvlow, for u handsome cash
L. A. Muiinuel who bus been attending the Ontario College of Pharmacy, nt Toronto, has passed his
tinal examinations. He is expected to return to Ohllllwack nbont
June 1, and will resume his former
position in H. .1. Barber's drug
The anniversary number of the
West Yale Review is to hand. It
contains twelve puges of interesting matter concerning the tuwn of
Hope and district and is well illustrated. The front page is in two
colors. Jus. Pennic, the publisher,
bus produced a creditable  number.
Suphend, in the city, wrote to a
farmer stating that having arranged
to spend thc summer in the country, he desired to purchase an
ice-cream cow. The farmer replied by the next mail, slating
that he had a nice cream cnw that
would just suit him.
The merchants who are overflowing with business are the ones
whose advertisements are kept running no matter what conditions
prevail. How often is T. Eaton it
Co.'s advertisement dropped? Advertising is just as great a necessity
to an active business life as fond
and drink are to u healthy physical
Matinee nf moving pietures at
Lyric Theatre every Saturday afternoon at 3.30.    Admission 10c.
The Conlmont Courier has mado
its bow to the world. The lirst
edition owing to the non-arrival of
supplies is printed nu brown "Craft"
wrapping paper, supplied by one of
the merchants of the new town.
Such a display of stiektoitivencss
on the part of the editor should lie
rewarded with the liest support of
Itev,  II.   Haley,  Methodist
minister at  Kltiimntt,   has   been I
elected president nf lbc II. ('. Muth-
n.list Conference,     Tbc  Ilrst draft'
of stations has been submitted nnd!
cITi'i'ts lbc   Westminster district as
follows: New Westminster (Queens
avenue)—Wesley A. Abbott, 11. A.,
II. l'l. John 1'. Howell, superunu-
uled. Columbian College— Wilfnrd
.1. Slpprcll, B. A., 1). D,,principal;
Albert 10. Hothorington, I'.. A., II.
I)., acting principal: William A.
Clifford, B. A., B. 1)., vice-principal; Henry L. Morrison, II. A.,
Sow Westminster (Sixth Avenue);
\V. S. A. ('., New Westminster,
I (Sapporton)—Edwin I). Ilriiilen;
.New Westminster   (south)—Tn  be
(supplied  under Superinl lent   nf
Sapporton; New Westminster (Chin-
jese mission)—Tube supplied; Lum
.lohn Pny, New Westminster (Japanese MissionlTn be supplied; Y.
Akagawa, Coqultlam—To be supplied, under superintendent of Sup-
perlon; East Hiirnubv—To be supplied under superintendent of Sixth
avenue; Jubilee—To bo supplied (15.
It. I'.) under suporintondcnl of
Queen's avenue; Lailnei— F, S.
O'Kell, Chilliwack Arthur E. Roberts; Carman—('has. E. Ilatgold
(Sardis); J. II. White D. 1)., superintendent nf missions; Chilliwack
(Indian Mission)—To be supplied;
R. II. C, Sumas—W. I'. Illuiit;
Cbeum—Thomas (I. Barlow; Ah-
Imtsfurd—To be suppliod; Langloy
—Fred L. Carpenter, Milner P. <).;
Clovordalo,  Tl ins   11.  Wright;
While Rock—To be supplied; Wesley W. Colpitis,superaniiuali'il; Port
Mann ami Harnsloii Island—To be
supplied. Members iu British Columbia not elsewhere enrolled—Superintendent of Missions, E. M.
Burwash, M. A., It. I)., permitted
to continue studies at University of
Chicago; F. Albert Mngeo, Allan
K. Sharp, left without stations at
their own request; William E.
Jones to attend Victoria College;
Charles F. Watson to attend Columbian College.
John Robinson left on Tuesday
to attend the sessions of the Grand
I/txlgc of the Knights of Pythias
i which convenes at Nunniino.
■1. Felly reports that  every  item
of dyke tax was paid  by  Saturday
An edition which reflects credit
upon the enterprise of tlie editor
and the optimistic alertness of the
licople of Coquitlam lo benefits derived from the use of lhe press as
an agency for tlie development of
Iheir district is the recent Progress
Number of Coquitliim Star.     It   is
As we go to press the weather
promises to be line for the holiday
Quarter Acre Home
_= Sites •
1 have for snle some Quarter Acre Lots exceptionally
well situated for Home Sites.    Prices from
$350 up, on terms
of $30 Cash, balance $15 per month, interest 6 p.c.
Tt will pay ymi to seo these hefore you select your
building site.
Real Estate and Insurance     Chilliwack
| We Repair Watches
i. -——__—_————________
!. (Mucks, and Jowolory in First Class Style. Kngrnv-
'•• ing and Optical wmi; attended to promptly und correctly.    A trial solicited.
We .1.. engraving mi tin.' promises, itul door from Empress Hotel
Electric Co.
Honse Wiring
J. H. Patterson
Wellington Sl., opp, Olseru House
"(161 fit?
.    tin.-    IHH'I      sr.       i.'iiiiiinii,, |   ,   , , , ^ .
lust, hence the sale of lands for this   "» i",'.,""",'s P.*odnotion for a place
tax was not held on Monday. •'!'.' Ri?,c °  ffif;  •}■*•' ""'
editor 11. \\ . Ilulbert is Iss he  con-
City Transfer Co.  handles  Well-  gratulated  on  the splendid  result
Two instalments of the story
"One Way Out" are printed in the
Free Frcss this week.
Horn—On May 21), to Mr. and
Mrs. Sam. Calbick, Westminster
sireet east, a daughter,
I  ■	
ington coal, Ibe best in British C
i umbia. also wooil, and  delivers to
i any part of the city promptly.        i
Hev. Father La Salle will conduct
service   in   the   Human   Catholic
church,   Mary  streel,  on   Sunday
I May ii'i.    Mnss at 10.80 a   ni.
A. E. Mi'Liuie, real estate nud
insurance agent has uu advt. in the
Free Cress today, making special
mention of .pinrtor acre home sites.
This rir.1 TI..M./-4 f.r 5,1. 1.1    ,„„,,,_        ,,, „,„,,_,  ,,,,,.
ttlncholl, Nature's  Scalp  T.s.iie,   „, all mining licenses oxpir ,   May
moves .luiiilrufl uml prcvciil" falling nf 81.    Henewals may  be secured  nt
liilr.   Hm a rernrsl for (.Timing hair— the   Court   House  from    Ifegistrar
95 cun out of 100.   Kiicb  package coin |>e||v.
mils,  a  packet   si!  ssf   Machela    Dry
SlmnipiK. Powder.   I'liee   for .•omplolel     |'. Hughes, of Cheiiin,   has   pttr-
lioiiii-    Ireallilinl    $1.00.        Snlil    mill
guiriuttcd hy II. .1. Harlier.
Notice il hereby given llmt all |seti-
lions, fnr cement .iilcwulttis to he constructed during lhe current year liiiiul Ise
ifcceivwl by the City Clerk nol later lhan
July l.t. Petition." received after that
dale will not be ii.ie.l upon.
Cily Clerk.
Fine driving horse (our years, nl.l I "ircd
by litis Tim | giniruntirsf .mind und u
Iailci ladies driver, ami Lh.iniiiflily re-
iiblc, also slightly iu.il Mc_lUgliiili eiish-
ion lynsl buggy, and lumen.
V.. }. Boucher, ssfllee,
Westminster mrcd.
THE STANDARD ll the National
Wcs'kly NcwnpaptT ul llm Iximlnloii
vf ('ainula. it ll natleiml In ull It.
li uses the mom einennlve (ngrav-
Inn., tsrofiirlnB llie photographs from
■II ov.r tins world.
In. article, are carefully lel.ctod and
Its.    editorial    pulley    I.    thoroughly
llllll'I-S'Illl. III.
A «ulwrlptlin tn Thl .Standard
com. $2.00 par y«r la nny addro.i In
Canada or Ureal Erluln.
TRY IT FOR 1912!
M.nlra.l   ll.nd.rd   f*ukti«hin»  C,
L'mll.d, Publi.hir..
chiiscd through A, E. McLane, real
estate and insurance agent, a qiinr-
ter acre lot in Ihe T, Honnycastle
Four new members will lie initiated into tbe mysteries of Odd
Fellowship on Tuesday evening.
A full attendance of memliers is
looked for.
"A copious precipitation of
moisture" since Sunday night has
been of untold benefit to all forms
of vegetable and plant life throughout the valley.
Lost—On Yule rond between
Chilliwuek und Chus. Kerr's,
Cheam, a purse containing a sum
of money and valuable papers.
Finder will be suitably rewarded by
leaving at Free Press oiliee,
If the builders of houses were
required to tear down and reconstruct as much nf their work ns
Ihe printer is sometimes asked to ilo
to rectify mistakes of others, most of
us would.be living in tents. Tho cost
of a house would be entirely beyond
any but lhe very rich.
The lack of air is Ihe main cause
of tuberculosis in Canada. Air is
free and that is ono reason why
people do not use enough of it. If
il was as dear as whisky, some
people would break their windpipes
trying lo lake all that was on the
I market.—Ledge.
! No iiarrow-gauagc ndvertising
| space for a broad-gauge store. No
lone takes seriously n store's claims
to Importance unless the morohant
shows Hint he, himself sloes—shows
it by ndvertising on nn Important
Advertise iii tin' For Press.
ll.tw often we hear of a .voting Ind
whn has entered his teens tell how
he scampered sill tn school when his
m. it her did not see him, uud yet,
while iu bearing distance, when
she called m him, he made lielievc
be did not bear, just simply In gel
out of currying in the coul nr gel
some water or do SQliio little chore,
but lefl it for his mother to ilo,
who has her bunds lull of housework ami perhaps many other little
Ms. tn I.sok after. The good Lord
knows lists muoh fulls on lhe shoulders of ninny goml mothers, by the
truant conduct of a thoughtless boy.
Remember my boy, you've only nne
A Vancniiver housewife bus tubulated the follnwiilg list of callers at
her residence on one of her "not
at home" days: A man whn wanted to clean up the yard; a metal
polish pedlar, smnll lioy selling
water-cress; a tisli jiedlnr; woman
selling flavoring extracts, old mun
wbo wanted to cul the lawn; col
lector of old rubbers; three piano
salesmen; two book agents; one life
Insurance solicitor; little girl with
tickets for "Our Concert"; one
vacuuni cleaner agent; woman selling switches; the iceman, the milkman, the butcher aud the grocer.
Free Press Printing Pleases.
Hn ynu know there's lots o1 people
Seitin' rsnuisl in every town,
Urowlln' like ii br.so.ly chicken,
KnsH'kin' every go.s.1 thinii down?
Dun't ymi he thut kind 0 entile,
'ClIUO Ihey nin'l no use on earth,
You just lie a Isssssstcr rsHisler,
Crow und limn for all you're worth.
It your town rtoeils IhmshiIii',  boost 'st;
Ii..ii'i huld hnek mul wait tn see.
II aome oilier fellow's williii'—
Sail right in, this country's froo,
Nn nnc's im ii mortgage on it,
It's jusi yours us much us his,
If ynur Iiiwii Is shy nn iKsnsts'i-s,
Ymi get in the boostln' bis.
If ihiinis jiiHt don't sii'in In suit ynu
And iho world seems kinder wrong,
What's the miller will. a-liooslln'
.lust lo help the thing along?
'Cans., if thing* should ship again'
We'd Ise in a sorry plight;
Yuu jusi keep lhat born nl.l..win'
lloosl'er up with nil ynur might,
II ynu kuuw snme feller's fniln's,
.fust forgcl Vm, 'eiiusc ynu kimw
Thut siiiue lellcr's gnl some l*.....I points,
Them's the ones you waul lo show.
"Cast your Iniives oul mi llie water*,
They'll come hnek" 'm saying' Inte,
Mcl.lsc, |oo,  they'll   conic  Isiiek   "hut-
tt'hi'ii snine (,.||,.r l»«,s|s f,.r you.
Where Do You
]"\0 you shop in a brisk, active store or in a
dull store ?
Advertising makes bright stores. Failure
to advertise goes hand in hand with dullness
and stagnation.
Advertising brushes away cob-
wobs and dust, smartens simp
windows, quickens tbo intt'lli-
gence of salesmen, and lots in
tin.- sunlight.
Advertising makes tho morohant think of you—of your
wants nn.l needs; makes him
anxious to serve you to your
liking and advantage.
Advertising keeps stock from
having birthdays.
Advertising acquaints you
with new things, nn.l briglltOHH
your homo, your life, your
Advertising keeps a business
from growing lazy nud stupid.
Advertising injects rich red
blood into the arteries of business und keeps il healthful nnd
Shop where your wants and
needs are uppermost in the mind
of the nierehant. Shop in tlio
store which reflects you, whieh
you dominate. Shop where
your money returns to you in
lietter goods, bettor value, better service.
Shun the shop that is dumb
and dark and dreary; keep away
from the shop that never speaks
to you, never smiles at you,
never bothers about you.
Reward by your custom the
nierehiinl who lives to serve you,
mid who is doing his utmost to
build up this community; wbo
takes you into hisconfidonco by
means of advertisements in your
local newspapers.
Smile hack at the shop whieh smiles
at you. Shake hands with it—keep company with it—your favor will be returned to
you tenfold.


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