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Array LADIES'Costumes, Pongee & Panama Long Coats
Children's Dresses, 'Pinafores
and C>ats, etc.  at
Campbell uros.
fe-r
THE
9}h    rLq\les' Netc Belts, Collars.
C.    JOulch Collats, Jabots, Neck
Ruching & {Blouses at
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No. 44
THK ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, APH1I. 1, 1911
Subscription prion 41.BO por year
MEETING OF
THE MINERS
G. Pettigrew Addressed Miners on Organization
On Sunday last. Mi. Pettigrew or
gimiiier nf llm Canadian Federation
tif Miner? addressed a la'ge meeting
in the Cumlierl.iiid Hall uu tbe ueeds
ot organisation.
Mr Pettigrew, who is a fluent speak
or, explained llial it whu imposailila lo
accomplish anything unless through
organisation. He slu mod whero all
coimnodiiies luul the union laliel whilst
the coiil produced here waa through
mm union workmen, and ho appealed
tn those present to come under the
banner "f confederation, until such
time as U.M.W. of A. saw fit to or
ganise liere, and stated that when that
time came bo would lie beside the V
M.W. officinla and assist tbem.
Several questions were asked of Mi
Pettigrew as to the strength of the
confederation.
He stilted tbat it won imposs
ibte tor a now organization to have
sny funds, but if they remained together it would only bo a matter of
time until they would have sufficient
funds.
Some parties present spoke for sonic
time on the useleiisness of a small organisation, and cited instances in Nov*
Scotia where a Provincial Union call-
ed the P.W. A., an association that had
lieon in existence for 30 yenrs, and
never could . accomplish anything
owing to lack of funds, nnd considered
it would lie unwise to organise tint I
such time as they could come under
the banner of tbe U.M.W. of A.
It was moved and seconded, tlmt
a petition be formed and presented to
Mr Pettigrew, to obtain signatures
throughout mining camps of tho pro.
vince to ask representatives of the U
M.W. of A. to organise the Island.
Ono* again Cumberland went down to
Union Bay and beat tha Union Bays by
23 to lt. It wu by hr superior to any
Rim* played yet, th* horn* team takln.
their defeat like sportsmen. Mr. Madison failing to turn up from C.urtenay t<
referee, we found a good substitute it-
Mr. Thomson of Union Bay, whoa* decisions wer* satisfactory to both
teams. Cumberland's star player, wai
Mr. Chas. Grant, who did soma magnit
cent shooting -, he seems to be the right
man in the ri .ht pace. On the othei
hand Union Bay had a good man in
Clarke who though tightly hei.
doan, aeemed to tind the net. There ii
no doubt that Cumberland people put ii
one of the best night's ever spent at Un
ion Bay, and we have to thank Mn
Drew and Mrs. Mugford for the msnni
in which they conducted the social pai'
of the entertainment which waa a gren
success. Both the Cumberland and l'i
ion people are regretting the loss uf Mr
Mugford who leaves for Victoria in i
fow daya Heally th* special event ol
the evening wu the ladies' basket bai
game, between the red and th* brow.
th* brown being th* victors. Th* Isdii
showed great form and th* oombiuttloi
wugood; tha (tamo causing consider,.
11* interest. The Union Bay orchesti
i*ndered some very Sue selections whit-
added greatly to the pleasant erenit
apent. There ia no doubt whatever thi
the Union Bays kept their word wh.
they uid there was to be a great time a
the wharf that night, and it wu greatli
regretted  when  the  whistle  went t.
leave for h"tne.
*
A complaint has been lodged witi
the Polico Gumnibaionera that son.
overgrown boys hnve been trespassin
ou the school grounds and interf. '
ing with the games of the school Ikij
Tiie commissioners will take action i
there is any repitit in.i of the oU'cns
aud tlio penalty is a fine of $20.
IN THE MILLS
OF JUSTICE
Justice  is   Dispensed
Wholesale Daring
Past Week
Judge Abrams lias been kept busy
this week dealing out juatice, and
many shekels havo found tlieir way
into the civic strong box in the way
of lines,
A prominent citizen of Union Bay
spent Monday night in tbe cooler and
was fined f 10 and costs in the morning for being drunk and disorderly and
using insulting language on tbe street,
wliilescoinpanionwliobuttedinwasalso
pinched and assessed $20 and costs
for interfering with Constable McLellan in the discharge nf his duty. Another common or garden drunk was assessed the usual fine.
George Wingon appeared in court as
a ri'sult of hia actions in thrashing his
wife. Some Japs whn were charged
with auppying Mr Wingon who is
under the Liquor Act with the fire
water bad tlieir case laid over for one
week.
Jas Walters of the New England
Hotel was hailed before the Cadi
charged with supplying liquor to a
man under the Liquor Act but produced an abundance of witnesses to
prove that tho man said to have been
'npplied did not get the liquor, and
that constable McLellan had made
a mistake in the man supplied. The
case wss dismissed. A counter charge
against the policeman of theft for appropriating the bottle and glass of
liquor for evidence in the case again, t
the hotelman was withdrawn.
A Courtenay gentleman who gave
in exhibition of ability to use profane
language was anothor to be dispossessed of (10 and coats in consequence.
Union Bay.
On Friday Mr and Mra T. L Ray tn-
terUmed « Urge number of friend* *t
whist and dancing in honor of Mr. and
Mn. Ju. McNeil, who will ahortly take
up their resident in Victoria.
Th* Picture show on Friday night wss
up to th* standard but othu attractions
wok th* crowd.
Mr and Jno Humphrey jr. and daughter arrived home from Pittsburg Kansas
Sunday par 8.8. Cowichan.
Mr Alei McLeod had the misfortune
to severely wrench his back Iut week
»hile lifting ■ heavy weight, he hu beer
wnfiiied to hia bad through th* accident
Alex Adamson and Adolphua Andar
on were out driving Sunday, when theii
ion* took flight at aome sheep and broke
sise from th* rig, fortunately both m
japed injury, Adolph uys "sh* bin* ah
gude on*."
0*o, Booth loot a very fine (Jordon
letter on Monday night by the Pnisoi
out*, whether aocideutly or intentionallj
i, not known, hut this ia the second
■ucceuful iim* tbis hu been tried. Thi.
natter aught to be looked into u it is
v .ry dangaroue to put out poll .n when
w many cbildnn an playing about.
Mn Nelson Cook srrived horn* Bun-
ay from 8acnm*nto Cal. where sh* hs.
M*n visiting htr panntt  fur th* iut
tew months.
On Monday evening Meedamea Dn*.
Irown and Hudson gave sn oyster suppe
m thou who assisted them, in putting on
he entertainment part of the sock
veiling ashnrt while ago. A very pleas
nt evening wu spent, games wen play-
d, and the grown up* entered int
hem with all th* vim of kitties.   Aflei
CONSERVATIVES
Meeting   Held    Last.
Tuesday Evening in
Counoil Chambers
An enthusiastic marling of Cornier
vstivea of ihe city was held in the
Counoil chambers laat Tuesday evening for the purpose of forming an organisation.
Mayor McLeod was voted to tlio
chair and 0. Smithe acted aa secretary
uf the meeting,
It waa unanimously decided to form
a ConservetiveJBeavcr Club and it was
resolved that the Seeretnry write Mr.
Behnsen M.P.P. of Victoria asking
him to viait the city and organise the
Beavers here; an invitation wns also
extended to Mr Manson M.P.P. to be
present when the elub organized, as be
has already promised to do.
The Beaver Club has proved very
popular and effective in other cities
and is expected to be wry attractive
to the young men here as it is intended to pay particular attention to the
social aspect of the club and to secure
rooms which will be fitted out for the
convenience of the members at nil
times.
The Beaver Club is an organization somewhat along the line* of a fraternal society.
Mr D. R. Macdonald waa elected
President and 0. Smithe as secret in
of the Conservative organization in
this city until such time as a
Beaver Club could be properly instituted.
Great enshusiasm characterized the
utterances of thevarious speakers, especially Mr Michael McNeil, who has
been most active in work of organizing
a Conservatives Club here.
SPECIAL SESSION
OF COUNCIL
Meeting Be  By-Laws
Held Last Monday
Night
His Worship ttie Mayor, and Aldermen Parnham Stewart and Maxwell
w.re present ata special meeting of
the Council last Monday night.
It was decided to appoint a committee.of three, the personal of which
would he decided upou at the next regular meeting, to act with the City
Solicitor in drafting of a new set ol
bylaws for lhe city.
A request for the use of the Council Chnmliers For a Conservative organization meeting was granted
TOWN TOPICS,   j
the games came th* euppsr, » very sumptuous reput being presented to tbe
guests aft*r which Mr Kettle made a
very fitting speech ably followed by Mi
Fuloher. Th* party then adjourned to
th* piano whan th* local orchestra dispersed strains of atony, the party broke
up to th* beautiiul and touching nfnin
of "Peeping through th* Kuot-H.de in
Paps'* Wooden hag,' by Prof. Toothache
Son,
Bucking Pigs for ul*, |3 each.   Monej
uxximpauy order.
Roarer Soixax,   Hornby Island.
Th* Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir hss present
d a silver challenge oup for competition
>y locsl lawn tennis play-rs.
Denman Island.
The death occurred at the Cumberland hospital on Monday the '.'"tli inst.
of John Alex. McMillan, only son
of Mr and Mrs Alex. McMillan nf
this place. The deceased was horn on
Denman Island, and was twenty nini
years of age, and hail lived at tin
home with his parents all his life.
He leaves to mourn his loss an aged
father and mother and two listen.
Margaret and Mable, Imth at home.
Aliout the first of the year he fell ill
vith typhoid fever, and although hopi
was held out for his recovery for sow
rime, it wns seen on Sunday evening
hat he oould not survive. The late
Mr McMillan was a young man oi
•xemplary character and a consistent
neuiber of the Presbyterian church.
Die funeral took place on Wedues
lay afternoon at two o'clock, and was
one of the largest over held on the Is
land a large number of friends and
icquaintauces attending to pay theii
last respects to their departed broth
or. Rev O.K. Kidd officiated at the
bouse and at the grave side. (Iront
sympathy is felt for the family so sad
ly bereaved, as their loss is that of an
only son, and only brother.
Visiting cards at the Islander ot-
lice.
Dr. 1). E. Kerr, dentist, will be at
Comox March 29ih, to April 2nd. in
elusive nnd nt Cumberland Oth to
22nd.
For Sale,—A Piano in first olass nrdei
Cost $400, will soil for 8250. Applj
Potters Pool Room.
FOR SALK-A five-roomed house, situated on half of lot 3. Penrith Avenue.
Cumberland. Will sell for $650. Apply
to Antono Ferroro at residence.
On account of Friday, April Mth. be-
iug Good Friday aud a Dominion Bank
Holiday, the Royal Bank of Canada'sSub-
Bnnch at Courtenay will be cloud oi.
that day, but will open on Saturday fui
tha usual hours.
For Sale—-Two Houses on good dry lot.
rent for 810 per month each, will sell
the two for 81650, nr one for 8850.
Apply X.Y.Z.   Islandib Omoi
Change advertisements foi
Saturday mornings issue must
be in this office not later than
10 a. m. on Thuraday.
FOR SALE-Marrinelli'a Boardinn
House. For particulan apply to thi
owner.
Strayed,—to my premises, * browi
yearling areer. Owner may ubrain sarni
by paying expenses.
W. J. HaaatoiK.
Services in the Roman C ithnlic Ch roi
• ill be held every other Sunday in Our. •
be r land,    llev _. Hai ies, putor.
Mr. John McMillan of Denman Is
bind aged 29 years and only son 0'
Mr and Mrs Alex McMillan died
March 27th after a lingering illness,
nt the Union und Comox Hospital.
LOCAL MAIL SERVICE.
TO TAKE OVER
FIRE DEPARTMENT
City to Have a Paid
Fire Department
After a conference with a committn
'rom the Oity Counoil, th* Voluuteei
Fin Department decided at a specie
neeting nn Thursday night to diabam
«s a volunteer company and hand ovei
equipment and money tn the city whicl
would continue the brigade u a pain
company, provided the Council would a-
•ree to certain requests of the firemen
A committee of three, consisting oi
Chiof Bruce and firemen Tarbell and
Uarnes were appointed to confer with i
dmilar committee fmm the Council.
The committee wu appointed to asl
f..r the following concessions:
1. The exclusive use of the fire hall.
2. Firemen to be paid for services a
follows: $100 for Hnt hour or fractioi
if an hour, and ft H per hour thereafter for fighting fire.
3. The firemen to select their owi
Ulcus.
BIRTHS.
On Saturday, Much 25th, to tho*if.
f Mr. J. Hill of Union Biy, a son.
Ou Saturday, March 25. h, to the wii
of Mr. George Gray of this city, i
laughter.
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Correspondence.
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Arrival
Tiiesdny night
Thursday night
Saturday night
Sunday, per Cowichan 9 a. m.
Numbiy noon, overland
Departure
Wednesday—6.00 a, in.
Friday—6.00 a. in.
Sntiirday—4.15 p. nt.
Sunday, 2.15 p. in. sharp
The government whaifs at Union
Bay, Comox, Donninn l-land,Hor: \
Island, and Cnmpliell Hiver, will be ex
tended ut ouce. Tho new C.P.lt.
stontner "Princess Mary" is unable t..
land at llfMihv at<aa^Hfe, and this
wharf wiil bo extended'75 ft. At
Denman this steamer cannot land at
low title and the wharf will be extend
id 50 feel which will be sufficient to
allow any vessel on the coast to tie up.
To the Editor Islander,
Dur Sir:—Will you kindly alio n toe
through your columns to make a fl it denial to th* statements of Mr. Jacki.
Thompson which have recently appear, d
io your  paper  regarding the Vinson-
Thomson boxing match,  in which Mr.
Thompson uys thst he had the fight arranged to go to a dnw and then com. (
and bets ma 860 ou the result, in which il
it had bean *gned to to go to a dnw bt-
twun himself snd Vinson, what wu his
reuon for backing himself to this amount i
Thomson bu forgotten to inform thi
jublio in his letter th* full details ot thi
irame up.    Seeing that he hu forgntei
I will just try tu explain some of lhe fact
o innected with this affair on  lwh.df i.i
Vinson,    ln   Mr. Thomson's  letter I.
loss not explain to your readen of Yin
..in being supposed to ntire in the list
round, with au injury to the hand,  but
aicsus.i  Vinson's supporter,   hif.rmei
heir man thst then would be trouble i
chore wu auy fake Vinson then s iw lit*
tolly of the frauiii up and went in to win.
Mr Thompson h ,s also omitted to im
.rm the public that ho   had eng .god
ooin at J. Humphreys' at  I'ui n   B.i
vhere he and Vinson wero to have win
id  and dined af er   the frame   up   hi)
■een carried to a successful issue.   Du.
oifortuiiately  fur   Mr   I hnntpeon tin
••rt of the programme did   n t mater
dls*.
In regards to the IU0 which Vinson i
uppoaed to haie  robbed Iim of, 1 hot
o state that the in iy to ever this vm,
uut up by Viusuns supporters and no. b
Vinson.
Now Mr Editor I would like to asl
Mr Thompson what was his idea of leaving Vinson in his own house and ooui.
ing up town to bet $110 on .« frame up o'
this description! lo the opinion if th
town sportsmen Mr fhompsi it got wha
he deaerved snd ought to be the Inst nun
to ri|iio.il.
Thanking you for the space you  have
allowed mo.
Voun truly, W. Cot.rirrs,
Clean Spurt.
FIREMEN ARE
KEPT BUSY
Many Alarms Bung in
During Past
Week
The (Ire brigade has bail to respond
tn numerous calls during the past
week, but fortunately in no instance
wns the damage dono very extensie.
On Saturday  last   an   alarm   wua
ui'iied in from Chinatown, bnt as the
lire was not within the firemens ten i-
ory the carts wer.1 not aent out and
two Chinese shacks were burned down.
Early Sunday morning the brigade
urned out to a fire at the residence of
Inn. Koasio whieh waa considerably
luniaged, but it was soon under cou
trole when the water was turned on,
aid tho loss will probably be leas than
8100.
On Tuesday an alarm waa rung in
for a chimney fire at Mr Katnsay'a
residence but the damage wu nil.
On Wednesday a roof fire at the
Union Hotel brought the boya out
igain but the brigade had it nut before much damage could be done.
The most series fire was that in sn
ott linil.ling behind the New England
Intel at half past three o'clock on
I'liuraday morning.
The flames were well   under   way
hen the alarm sounded and the si y
vas lit up so that at a little  distance
it looked as though the whole business
port ion of the town was iu flatnos.
It spenks well fur the firemen and
md for the water supply of the city
~li.it the fire was gotten under controle
uid confined to the building in which
.t originated
If you wish to make your piano or
furniture appear just like new, try a
.ottle of Boyle's Piano and Furniture
Polish. It is an exceptionally good
polish anil you will not use any other
iftcr having tried it once. It is put
up in 75c aud 81.25 bottles—For sale
by Chas Segrave at "the Islander"ofliee
Cumberland
The remains of Sydney Hancock, who
died at Cumberland, B. 0., Manh 18th
ven interred at Mount View cemetery,
V»ncouver, it being th* wish of deceased
to ba buried nur hia unci*, th* late
licbard Short Eaqr. Th* funeral took
■lac* on Maroh flat, from th* undertak-
ng parlon of Messrs Armstrong A Kd-
vards, the pallbearen being Messn
ilugh Mitchel, Thoa. Dwyer, Chris Gail-
ier, Thoe. Doherty, kll former residents
f Cumberland. Th* service wu eon-
lucted by Rev. R. F. StUlman of Gnud
View. The following uut fiowen:—
>Vieath, Mr. and Mn. John Mattheas;
bouquet, Mn. Piket; globs, Mr. and Mn,
K. IUrosay; glob*, Pythian Status of
Cumberland; Mr. and Mn. Wm. Bever-
dge. heart; Mra. Tullidge, hurt; Mr.
Gorman Short, wruth; Mr. and Mn. T.
.•"..iter, wreath; cross, Mr, and Mrs, K.
Kreiby, of Dayton, Oregon; spny, Mr.
D Thomson, Seattle; spny, Mr. ud
vlrs. Geo. Broto, Seattle; boquet, Mr,
.od Mn. Peraliu*.
*    *    ♦
CARD OF THANKS.
Mn. Jones and family wish to return
banks to Drs. .McNaughtou and Gillee-
,lu for their kind and unremitting atten
ion to their sou snd brother, Mr. 8yd,
.ey W. G. Hancock, during his long ill-
ions, slso to all kiud friends and neiiih.
bin for their kindness and sympathy in
their bereavement.
Mas. Aunts Jonks,
M*. *ni. Mas. las Gaanx*
Mr. and Mas. .1. PiiuLaa
«
The Imselmll season opens tomorrow
with a match lietwoett the Town and
O input the New   grounds at 3p. ni,
Scotland will play' England and
Wales in an international soccer football match tomorrow. ■ ■■ ..   ..
I
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the Islander cumber^a^ b.c.       ^^
the Rainbow Colony and the
"Keady-Maders"
(By .Norman S. Rankan)
1UTE trainman npeiiud tlte cur door
abruptly, thrust iu his shaggy
bead nnd bellowed "Sedgcwick! "
[ awoke with a start, and sat n\>. The
train was dashing across tho prairies of
Centra! Alberta lit a forty-mile clip. 1
-lottkM nut ot' the window and blinked;
tirod will) the long day's run. I must
have fallen uskep, and Blept, I don't
know how long.
"8edgewickf n I echoed, questioning
ly.  "Sedgewlok!  Wbat'stbatt"
"The Ralnbpw Coloay," bo answered
with a grin, banging tlic door behind
bim. ana pausing down tho aisle; "tin
hnme of ilio 'Beady Madera.' "
"Rainbow Colony, 'Roady-Maders'!'
[ queried, meditatively, turning io "hi
man at my Bide, "Wliat on earth does
he mean by Rainbow Colony an.
'Keady-Mnders'f"
"Oh, he's talhiu' 'bout tin; ready
mado farina colony, back in the country
thar. Thoy calls 'er.. the Rainbow Col<
ony' cause u' the barns and tho houses
beSn' all painted dlfferen' colors. They'fl
fer them British settlors w'ot's cumin'
out in tlio spring; they dubs them
'Readv-Muders' too"—and ho laughed.
"Is*that so?" 1 roplled, interestedly.
"Yon don't say? 1 believe I've hoard
af this ready-made farm scheme; but I
didn't think it was up in this part of
tbe country. 1 imagined it was located
&t a place called Irriwana, or Irricana,
or something like that, down on the
irrigated lands,"
"Yes, but that's the othor ready-made
farm proposition," he answered, "the
Kindergarten Colony w'ot wuz settled
ap by them Britishers this spring. That's
down in th' Irrigation Block near Calgary. ''
"Why do you call it the Kindergarten
Colony f"
" 'Cause it's tho furst of its kind
ia Canader," he replied, "an* on a
smaller scale, That wuz. a sorter experiment, ye see, an' it met with Buch success liko, that they got busy with this
here one. Them farms wuz only eighty
acres or so, which wuz big onuf for irrigated farms, but this Rainbow Colony
ia a corker, an' no mistake; this is the
real goods."
"How sof" I asked.
"Well, aa 1 jist sed, the farms in tho
3edgewiek Colony is bigger—consider-
ibly bigger'n the irrigated ones—and
runs from 160 to 320 acres. Course, like
the Irricana ones, they's fenced, hev
fifty acres broke an' set t' crops, a well
iigged, an' a dwelliti' and barn build-
ad."
"That sounds good to me," I said. "I
juppose there's no trouble in getting
iel tiers for themt"
"Trouble! Trouble! Yes, there sure
is lots o' trouble, but not in gettin' settlers for the farms; it's gettin' farms
fer tho settlers that makes tho trouble
For the fifty farms in this hero colony,
ready for occupation in the spring, there
is received over a thousand applications
—good, experienced men, too, farmers
who hev made a specialty o' horse breed-
in', chicken raisin', dairyin', ami sieh
like. Each man's a specialist in his
Own particular line, a winner in the
business. But, Lord, man!" he broke
•)ff, excitedly, "whar you bin livin' not
Uer hev heard tell o' this ready-made
farm project? The press's bin full o'
it."
"[ live at the ''oast," I said apologetically, "and am rather ont of touch
With farming interest;*, my business is
(umbering and canning, and I have
nighty little time ontside these interests for anythiug else. I can tell you.
But about these farms—what size are
die houses?"
"They are 20 by 24. lath an' plaster
inside, painted outside, and nicely finished. "
"Greut Hcott!" chimed in a Homesteader in front, who had been an eager
listener to our conversation; "lath an'
plaster, did yo say? Lath an' plaster,
in' paint, an' finish? I knows formers
jrho's been in this distric' fer ten year
—prosp'rous, pergressive termers, too—
whu hain't got no lath an' plaster oa
their houses—who's still livin' in the
'riginal shacks they bnilded when they
tuk\ up th' latt'. Talk 'bout Home,
Sweet Home! These ' Keady-Maders' has
jpt it, skinned a mile."
"Yes, they'ro purty swell, no doubt
nbout that; they'fl the real thing, alright, bright. There ain't no herdship
in rnughin' it in th' West in one er j
them mansions. Jf them British farm*
Ars corned out here under Independou'
aondltions, an' went ter forming fer
themselves, it w M bo five year or more
if oro they u hev a house an' fence like
trot thnt thar liainbow Colony's giviu'
shem. 'Bides," be added, "thar's a
|OOd barn, with stuhlin' fer eight beasts,
iml a loft fer six ton o' hay, and overy-
thin'."
"Wots the dnmage," interrupted the
Bi steader, "W'ot they has lor cough
ip?"
"The  valoo  O1  the Inn' an'  the  improvement. 1 b'lievo, hut with the pay-
ticii 'h  made   easy   lorter  pay-w'en-ye- \
'iin kind 0* arrangement, extended over.
Umi year.    If th' man's any good at. nil,,
it all, he'll make his pavilion's regular-1
like off'n bis erop,   This here Kedgowiek:
listriof grows crops, I  tell ye.    At th'
Kuir las' week, thu Guv'men' inspeetoT,
he sed, ft weren't no better crops any-]
nrhar's this  season.    Winter wheat,  it
wen' 47 bushel, nu' oats, they wen' 82."
"It's like getting money from homo,"
[ admitted.
"It suro is," put in the Homesteader, |
wrhtisiflHtically, "it sure is; w'on ono
eonsiders the number o' sottlers a-flow-
in' inter this district from tho south.
Over 200,000 immigrants corned inter
Gammer last year, an' tuoro's a-comin'
this year. Yo can't get no good Ian'
now in any desirable locality, 'thout
[>avin' for it. My homestead's thirty
mile back near the Flagstaff Range, but
there ain't no more ter be picked up
lion 'side mine, and you kin bet I don't
turn mino loose fer Ifss'n a good Agger
—not on yer tintype. Since preperu-
ftions ffr them there ' Iteady-Nfndcrs' tor
mine inter the Sedgewiek district, individual land-owner's prices heH jump
up norne 2.' per cent. But w'ot docs.
fer pay fer breakin '?"
"Foiir dollars an acre, though nt tho
>>eginnln ' it onlv cost three an ' a half.''
" A ii' diflctn 'f "
"Fifty cents."
"An' harrowin'f"
"Thirty-five cents, dono three times."
"Bakes alive! that must' leave ttie
'rouu' in swell condition!" ejaculated
tie Homesteader. "Three times! Fancy
. man's wulkiu' inter a faim liko that,
vit' thu house .all ready, an' ^Scorning,
itt' the Ueru punned nu' nou.au' ttic
iraifie bfoke," nn' the eriip* it peepiu''
mt. Shucks! Sounds like a pipe dream
er  me.
"Wen   I   struck  this  here  country,
weniy >eur agone, thar weren't no liv-
n' bouI nearer my holdin' than twenty
ilile, an' them, unly blame.i   Indians.  I
ell yer, it wu/. tough in tbem tunes. 1
.'lowed   up   a   BOd   hut,    'longside   me
lOUple o' tents, wit' a lenn-io bent  fer
It' animals, an' got down ter buaiuoss
IC best wav I cud,   Noue oJ yer lath-
an' plaster wuz waitin' fer me; none o'
yer fences, an' none o' yer well.  W'cn
wiuter como, it were ooldor'n blazes, an'
me animals stray'd  'way an' got  loa1
down   by  tho  big coulee, an'  were  like
to   freeze  ter  deat';   there  weren't   no
fences them days, nor railroads tor bring
in   the  daily  papers, nu'   modern   con-
ven'ences nn' thin's.    I tell ye, them
British ' Ready-Made rs' is mighty lucky.
Some   peoples' certainly  do  get   all   the
luck.    I portaged water from five mile,
till I digged a well.   Settlin' then, an'
settlin'  now, tho way them  Britishers
is going ter do, is two entirely diil'eroiC
thin 's."
" 'Course, they has ter hev some capital tor start with," put iu the former;
"enuf initial deposit, nn' ter put inter
stock an' feed an' furnituro on arrivin',
and inter fnrm machinery. If a man has
thet, an' his application is accepted, he
forniB one o' the pnrty bro't out by th'
Canadian Pacific Railway tor the
forms.''
"Sort ot Cook's Tour party," I suggested.
"Well, kinder that way; inasmuch es
their comfor' is look'd arter on tho voyago over, an' ucrosB the continen', 't
is, an' they don' let 'em looso until
they's plnced right on th' fron' door
step o' their new homes."
"Cook don' do no better'n thnt,"
said the Homesteader. "But how does
they give th' forms? Isn't some bet-
ter'n others?"
"No, they's all jist alike—liko ready-
made clothes—ono 'xactly same as th'
other, the only difforence bein' thut
!.ome lies a bit nearer ter tho railroad
than others,"
"Well, that's better, if yo askt me
'bout it. There suro'11 be somo scrap-
pin' amongst them furriners, when they
comes.''
"No, thero won't," said the former;
"there won't be a. darn scrap. They
draw lots fer 'em before they comes;
they rolls the bones, as 't were. Ench
one settles on the form whoso number
he draws. That away, they ain't no disputes atween them w'ett they sees the
property. 'Ihey goes w'ore they draws."
"We'll, gentlemen," I snid, rising,
"these are days of modernism and advancement, I'll admit. Tbis is the age
of flying machines, automobiles, and
phonographs; but I've Boldom heard of
a more progressive scheme thnn this. I
frankly agree with you. I should sny, ns
you do, that these British immigrants
are very lucky fellows indeed, for they
have nine chances out of ten to succeed,
and rcacn independence nt a jump. A
man can't just fail, if he's any; good
at all." And I nodded "good-byp" as
I passed down tho car.
streams, tho first of the run pushing up
to the extreme head waters.    This run
in   wiiero  the  tnigedy   begin;. , Jfelffllbv^
fourth year is called "the big year,'
the   following year  "the   lean  year."
\\ hy this is so no ouo can tell, although      flic
BRITISH COLUMBIA PISHING AND
FISH-LIFE TRAGEDY
IF it's sport you want, good fishin' and!
hunting you'd best como back with
me."
The speaker was a fisherman from
British Columbia, a man who had his
sport nud earned his bread in a little
fishing smack on the Fraser River and
along the Pacific coast. He had come
back east to see "the folks," aud lliey
had expected him to stay, but ne would
not, no, not yet. Maybe in a few years,
when he was too old to fish, or do much
of anything, be might come back, but
... lid not know. There was a something iu the swish of the tide and the
smell of the ocean and the rock of his
little fisning smack out there that, was
sailing to bim, and ho wanted to go.
Many a tourist who has visited the
Pacific' coast and who has been fortunate enough to see the fishing boats
leavo Steveston on a Sunday evening
will understand the desire of the fish-
erutati to return to the life that would
always be a-cnlling him. Hundreds of
boats gather in for ihe close time, which
is from ti o'clock Saturday morning un
til fl o'clock Sunday evening, to allow
the Hsh to get up' the rivers to the
spawning ground. Promptly at the hour
of release the llttlo white sailboats, like
a (lock of large birds, unfurl tliolr wings
and skim oui ovor ihe water.   At. first
Ihey appear t" bo going together, bul
soon they are spread far and wide ovor
the rolling waves, dancing gaily along
north, south, cant nud west, until one
by one they disappear, ench careless
little craft iin a deadly purpose bent.
Although finding is spoken of as oue
of the leading industries of British Columbia, nnd there nre some twelve thous-
uud men engaged in fishing and iu the
canneries, the fringe of the industry has
not yet noon cut. Some idea of where
British Columbia will stand in this industry in the future may bo gleaned
from tho fact thut, although the average
annual output for several years has been
over six million dnllnrs, SO per cent, of
this is credited to salmon alone, which,
except halibut, is the only fish that has
been taken in largo quantities foT commercial purposes.
The reason tlmt the salmon has fallen
such an easy victim to man itt due to
its habits, and, by the way, tbo nnmo
salmon does not properly belong to any
fish,in the. Pacific. However, tbey have
become the eomm'crctol^lrtpb^M*Jl)lfl| j
world. The po-eallcd-saltan br'MJffW'.
in form and-habits to those fodnd Ir
the Atlantic, but their life history is
different, that is, ao far ns it iH known,
which ns yet, is but slightly. Bnt thnt
slightly reveals whnt mnn would call a
tntged'v.    Maybe in fish life it is not.
The Sock-eye or Blueback salmon is
commercially the most important fisb in
British Columbia, and, like tbe other
kinds of salmon, it generally deposits
the spawn in lake fed or lako feeding
many theories have
this fourth year the run in the Fraser
Kiver hus been'knowi/'to'bC sO great
(hat the- tw»h^ have-*r«wdt>d^a*U*h<>vuil
in their eagerness to get up until souu
have been kit ou the banks to die, ami
otlitrs hn,Vo' been, bruised and: "battered
in the-trOto*: • BtU rftfiny^ft*di->rcaeh the
desired spawning grounds, and hero is
the litdi tragedy. As soon as the spawji
is depQsitt.it, the tfrh die. both male and
WmsU:' jNwbie.injM impulse urges thciji
on until thoy fulfil thoir mission in life,
and then maybe they hear the call to
the "lislies' paradise" where men do
not fish. Any wuy, whatever happens,
they die without a struggle. A pev'u.liat
feature of thi* huge run every fourth
year in the Fraser is that .it-, has1 tn.
marked counterpart in nny other river
in the Province or on the coast.
No oue has yet'been able to tell thc
life history of the young. It is DO!
known now long tliey live in the fresh
water before going nut to sea, nor is
anything known of their feeding
grounds iu lhe salt water. It is be
Hevod they must live in the open sea.
for they art? never found ia the bays-
nnd inlets, which are so numerous along
the coast, nor is anything seen of them
again until tho fourth year, when lliere
is another mud rush for the head waters,
and after that dead fish line Ihe shove
or float, belly up, down the river.
Fishermen claim that fish have been
marked in the big year when on thoir
way back to the ocean and that tho
same fish have boen caught the fourth
year aftor. This, however, has not
been authenticated.
**A peculiar thing about, the salmon is
the distortion the heads of the males
undergo when going up thc rivers. Tho
Dog salmon and the Humpback get their
names because of this distortion. These,
and also tho Spring salmon nnd thc
Coho, are valuablo commercially in British Columbia.
Since so much has been written nbout
the uncleanliness of canned meats, canned salmon has como in for its share of
doubt, but a visit to a canning factory
in British Columbia usually dispels all
qualms, There was a time when much
of the work in tho factories was dono
by hand, but that time is past, except
in the smaller factories. In the old
days the fish were counted and put on
tables, behind which Chinnmen stood
with largo knives, and eut off tbe heads
and tnils and removed thc entrails. Now
beside the table a large machine called
the "Iron Chink" docs the wont of
many Chinamen. Then in days gone
by Indians washed the fish nnd sent
them on to be cut into pieces of a convenient size to go into cans. This work
was done by hand, but now machinery
does it nil. Aftor tno salmon is packed
iu the cans, thc cans are all soldered
nnd are then put into test tanks. Here,
if nnv flaws in soldering are detected,
the cans nre set aside. If not, they
are placed in a sotort nnd subjected to
a verv high degree *of hent which thoroughly cooks the fish. Tho cans are
again-tested and then conveyed to the
labelling and packing rooms. Care is
taken-to insure cleanliness^ and to prevent contamination of all kinds.
HMlbnt, ns mentioned before, are
commercially next in importance to the
salmon, and they nre found in grent
numbers in tbe north. Pacific Ocean. But
ns yet only those banks most ensily
reached have been fished, and they only
to a limited extent. The halibut tnken
average about fifl pounds, although they
have been known to .weigh as high as
300 pounds. The larger ones are. however, not: quite so good for commercial
purposes. British Columbia boasts ninny
other fish which might bc of great value
commercially, bucIi as cod, herring.
sturgeon, smelt, and many, others, but,
so far. owing to the dosin» of capital to
go to thc salmon fisheries, where the
results are quick and sure, and also
to tho Inck or a good innrket. these fish
have not boen used commercially so
much ns they will bo whon their vnlue
becomes better known.
But if it is sport, and not money, that
is wnnted, it mny be had amid the most
beautiful scenery, beside dozens of clear
flowing rivers, and hundreds of crystal
Inkes. Vancouver Island bas ns yet the
most noted fishing resorts, but. there is
scarcely any plnce thnt one cannot "go
fishin'," and hnve reason to expect a
good catch of salmon trout or white-fish.
The Kootenny and Southern Yale are
becoming noted us fishing resorts, nnd
ns the Province is opened up more bikes
and rivers will attract the man who
finds pleasure with a hook and lino.
British Columbia cannot help having
a large fishing industry for it has a
coast line, including Vancouver Island
an* the Queen Charlotte Islands, of 15,-
000 miles, protected from the ocenn
storms by thousands of islands nnd all
the coast waters are teeming wilh life,
life from the tiny sardine fo the mighty
whale. And the grent advance made in
salmon canning is but nn Instance of
what mny be expected in th« future.
The first salmon cannery was established on the Fraser River iu 1876, and
in that venr but O.MOO cases were sent
out, valued at #40,840. Tu 1900, H!i0,400
eases were packed, valued at $8,008,088,
In 1!ll)5, whicli was a big yeur, the pack
amounted to 1,HI*..000 cases valued nt
$.f.,.5S...onn: In that yenr. for tho first
timo in its history, British Columbia
superseded Nova Scotia as the bnnner
fish-producing Provinco of Canada.
But thore is ono dnnger that threot-
ons the salmon fishing industry of
British Columbia, tho samo dnngc- thnt
threatens nlwnys when game or fish aro
too easily taken, and tnat is, that with
so many clever devices for capturing thc
flnlmoti'beforo they enter the rivers not
enough may reach the spawning grounds
to keep up tho supply. Restrictive
legislation has been attempted, but hna
l.ot proven very successful. To lessen
the danger tho Canadian authorities
hnve established scvernl fish hatchorics.
Thc first wns built at Bon Accord on
tbe Fraser River in 18S4, and since then
iiye*l)nfin established, und^
, '*wfli^'(;,.CommiB8iefn''tji$|
ror-ofrfrnetulftd tho establishment, of several more.
It would seem that it would uot be
necessary for .a large number of. fish
to reach the spawning grounds, for It is
estimnted thnt each female salmon deposits not IbflS than 35,000 eggs, so thnt
if.all were hatched, and came to ma-
turitv, no river would be largo enough
to hold them. But it \. likely that not
more than four per cent, aro oven hatch*
'thoseii^large number eomei$$
,   -,  *!*-.     yean 0f jifo a
b to Perform «g
the   perpetuation   ot'rl
t of an ordinary fisihiug boat
bs^<w«^."i4w!dsfV!iv$-ar^^
tBliJi). To thia must.be added the fiNiiig^
such ' ris' nets, Hues, hooks,* anchors.
buf»yfi,-ete., which..can-..be,, procured foi
about $75. The capital at present em
ployed im the falling rjfditPtry 'ot 'British
Columbia, '..iitclpJiug witVutf lind'seal
lishing; fs" tilttntt ■ 14$eHm9II,. and1 the
value of the output for 1908 was $(>,
l'G\0:t8.    | •    v rt
Tlio whalo" firnl seal fisheries, which
4vwit<0.uL-ilwatioueil above, nre of some
value. The Pacific Whaling t'ompany
has been operating for over four years,
its average eatchTeing over 600 whales
annually. This company employs fast
stiiteieis which il.tshup beside the un
suspecting monster, and kill it with a
machine gun. Tbe most common whale
in British Columbia is tbe Sulphur Bot
,tom, which weighs on nn trverago 00
ton-, and is worth over ,f"0<l, The BJghl
whale is more rare, but it is as valuable
ns it is rare, and is wortlt $10/100. Other
wh.ili*s are the llumpbae!. and Finback.
wlileli uro loss \ itluable thau the Sulphur
Bottom.
The limit for seals in the far nnrth
was at one tinlc u profitable industry.
but owing to restrictions as a result of
the Behi'ing Sea award the business hns
decreased, until in 100S. the catch was
only 4.*~>l, skin, ns compared with (i_,-
000 skins iu 1001.
WHAT THE  PORTUGUESE REPUB
LIO HAS DONE
4 N Englishman in Portugal, writing
t\ in tho National Review, gives a
most lugubrious account of the
state of affairs in Portugal. Everything, tie says, is going to wrack and
ruin: »
"So fnr the Portuguese Republic has
carried out no reforms of any value.
It has only aggravated the disorder that
formerly prevailed in all departments
of public life. Its legislation has been
incoherent. It evidently lacks men of
judgment and experience.
"Whnt makes the middle classes still
moro doubtful about the Republic is the
stoppage of trade that has resulted in
Lisbon since its establishment. The best
families are leaving, nnd the shopkeepers and merchants find that they
aro badly out of pocket in consequence.
There seems indeed to be an exodus of
well-to-do peoplo from the country.
"In Portugal there were at one time
during November about one hundred
different strikes going on simultaneous
ly. To name n few of the concorns
whose employes struck, there wore the
Lisbon Qua and Flectric Company; Lisbon Tramcar Company; several important railways; weaving mills; flour mills;
ferry-boats; boot.factories; cork works;
saw mills; silk weavers; swine killers.
On November 17 even the students of
the Industrial Institute—to the number
of two hundred—went on strike. Schoolboys went on strike, and so did mid
wives! In one duy fife Diarto do Notic-
ias chronicled tweiity-foitr strikes.
"Aecomini' to Senhor Machado dos
Santos, the. man who made the revolution, and is now editing the lul ran-
sigeant, the'■'strike*, tbe indiscipline in
the army, ami aiHuhber ot, other things
till point .to the necessity for the Pro
vision.)1! Cfover'uiiieiit plaCirtg Tin leading
positional Mirou'tfhtnit: fclj*,' ^couutry the
marine oflicers who actually took part
in thc revolt."
FOE THE HOUSEHOLD
TO krt'btf'wltether the-oven is of the
rfght;heat. for pastry, a piece of
piiper should bo placed on the shelf
ou whicli' tbo'pics or cakes are to stund.
If it turns a light brown nftor n few
moments'fhe' lietit 'is' cort-ect/ Should
the paper b*ieonte a deep yollojv, a confectioner, wopld know that the tempera
ture was right for such items as sponge
cakes and light buns and biscuits.
If water be of little use.when cleaning lamp chimneys which have become
very imuch,;MaekenRd. wjtli smoke, the
experiment should be tried of mixing
a little spirits of wine withthe water.
This will, roinpyp the, grease which is
contained In the lampblack.
A rusty gate, earn be cleaned with
Httle trouble i{ it, be blackleadod uud
then left,tor twenty-four hours, or even
for a couple of days. The blncklead
will absorb the rust,,4111*1 the. stuel can
bo polished in tho ordinary way.
You can clean white paint with warm
water, using a little , whiting qu tbe
washcloth and rinsing afterward with
cleat -Wiiljer.   •,
To prevent white fabrics, such ns
tulle or silk evening gowns, choice lace
or crepe shawls, from becoming yellow
when packed nway, sprinkle IjitB of
white wax freely among the;-folds.
To remove the smell of fresh paint,
put a pail of Cold water in "tho room,
and change every two or throe hours,
A few drops of lavender ; ctittereil'
through a bookcase in a closer! royuj.
will save a library from mold in damp
weather.
Soak new brooms in strong hot tait
water before using; this toughens the
bristles, autl makes the brooms last
longer.
Bugs hnve a tiresome wny of curl
ing up at the comers, which spoils their
appearance, and iu the end the cor
nets get torn nwny. To provide agatnsl
this, directly a rug is bought bind It
on the outer edge with stout Holland or
furnituro webbing,
Scatter unslaked lime nround the corners of tho cellar; this will ubsorb any
damp and dispel insects.
A large clean marble boiled in milk,
porridge, custards, sauces, will 'automatically- do thc stirring as the liquid
boils, and so prevent burning. \
To prevent n stopper from becoming
fixed in a glass nottle, wipe over ground
part of glass with n little salad Oil. To
remove, a fixed stopper from a bottle or
decanter, wring a cloth from very hot
water and wntp nround neck" of bottle.
This.causes glass neck to expand, and
tho, stopper can easily be removed.
A broom when not in use should nl-
wa«8,i^G4>}aced in a hqldet to fit it.
tWtf*,'i#*; '*ikh. .to;.make ^e >:hoAjft |'
place' two Ihrgo screws into' tho wanff!
about two inches .(pnrt. Drop tho broom
between these, handle downward, nnd it
will wear a very long time.   ,'
Raisins are easily stoned' if first
steeped for a few'minutes in boiling
water.
Stains on knives may be removed by
rubbing with a raw potato dipped in
hnthbrlek dust.
WAR has apparently lost its high
portion us the. chief of all
crimes aud the sum of all villainies. It has degenerated into mere
destructive footi.-dinoss. "When a inod-
/tu war is over, the victor has suffered
about us tiiucfi as the Vanquished, and
tiipithrr has any real profit to show for
lhe-frightful pouring out of life and
treasure, Wo read in a striking book
:hat hns ,jm.l appeared that it is dawning ou the minds of civilised nations
lhat war, like everything else, must be
judged &y its net result. Theinisloclos
ts no longer kept awake by thoughts
about the trophies of .Miltiades; Alexander no longer is to weep because
Micro are ito mure worlds to conquer.
Tho existence of a modern Napoleon
is impossible. And why'. Because war
really tines hot "pay; armaments are
futile; nnd so the author, who writes
under the num dc plume df Norman
Angell. finds from hts "Study of the
Relation of Military Power in' the Nu-
tloiiH to their Economic Social Advantages," lhat war will end when the
governments of tho earth realize what
those advantages really are,
Confiscation of property by conquest
in war, annexation of territory, or colonization, cannot ndd to the prosperity
or riehey of the victorious government,
says this writer in his remarkable volume, which bears as its main title "The
Oreat Illusion." In fact, the conqueror
in a war becomes eventually thc chief
sufferer. In tho days of ancient Rome
the property of one nation eould indeed
bo bodily transferred, in tho shape of
slaves or commodities of value, to the
territory of another nation; in the Middle Ages tangible wealth in the shape
of coin or other valuables was eaBily
carried off as.booty. Spauish adventurers could strip America of her gold and
English admirals despoil the Spanish
treasure ships. But this is not the euse
in these days of bankB, credit, telegraph, and telephone, says thiB author,
wbo expounds his main thesis in the
columns of the Daily Mail (London),
as follows:
"My contention is thnt by roasou of
certnin economic phenomena peculiar *o
our generation—a synchronized bank
rate the world over, reacting bourses,
and bo on. largely tho result of telegraph and telephone development duriug
the Inst thirty yenrs—modern wealth
bnb become intangible in so fui* as nlil*
tary conquest is concerned, in that confiscation is bound to'react injuriously
on thc conflscator, and that consequently it is impossible for one country to
enrich itself by subjugating another or
by annexation; that, iu short, conquest
can no longer pay."
Mr. "Angell" elaborates this theory
at greater length in his book, which
is being published simultaneously in
the capitals of nil the great European
powers nnd is spoken of with commendation by many competent critics.
The Edinburgh Review declares that
the volume will bring about "a revolution more fundamental thnn thnt of
1751}." "This book may iu years to
come prove to be the Magna Ohnrta
of a new time.'' , . . "It is a grOal
achievement and au original ami amaz
ing work," says Public Opinion (London). According to the Nation, another
London publication, "nafpiece of political thinking hits in recent years more
stirred tlic world which controls the
mnvemeM  of "politics."
The positiou taken by Mr. "Angell"
he Hl.is.nitta iii liis book by hypoiheti
cul as well., as by actnal examples.
Would Oonnntiy be any richer, or Gorman citizens have one penny more in
their pocKets, if Holland were annexed
by Hie Oerman Empire'/ Hn talks of
the pumllertnanists of the Empire as
hypothetical}' succeeding "in grouping
into one, groat: Power all tne peoples
of the Oerimihic' race or language in
Kurope/',and remarks:
"Let us nssumq that at the enht of
great sacrifice, the greatest sacrifice
which it is possible to imagine a modern
civilized nation making, this has b"cn
accomplished; and that Belgium nnd
Holland and Oermany. Switzerland,and
Austria have, all become pnrt of the
great.-Merman hegemony; is there 'one
ordinary Gorman citizen who would bo
able to,say that hts well-being had increased by such a change. Oci'tnany
would then 'own' Holland. But would
a single German citizen bo the richer
for the ownership? The Hollander, from
having been the citizen of a small ami
iiisi'gtilfleuttt stated would become the
citizen of n very great one. Would the
individual Hollander bo any the richer
or any tlie better. We know that, as
a ittattrMf of fnct, neither tho Germrui
nor the Hollander would be one whit
lhe better, and we know,''also, as a
matter of fact, thnt in ull human prob
ability, Ihey would bo a great deal the
worse, wo tnhy, indeed, sny the Hoi
lander would certainly be the worse in
that ho WOllld have exchanged the relatively light taxation ami light military service of Holland for the much
heavier taxation and tho much longer
military service of the 'great' German
Elm pire."
Putting aside all sentimental chauvinism and jingoism, and coming down to
actual economic facts, he declares that
navies, grent or small, cannot control
the prosperity of nations, and "thc
great illusion is that men nro speculating about a wnr, an Invasion, or a victory which could have no influence on
tho money markets of tho world. To
quote his words:
"Wo are concerned with tho caso of
fully civilized rival nations in fully
oecnpiod territory, and the fact of conquering such territory gives tc/ the conqueror no material advantage which he
could not have had without conquest,
And in these conditions—the realities
of the political world as wo find it today—'domination/ or 'predo'nhmncc
of armament,' or the 'command of the
sen, Vca.n do nothingfor commerce aud
itiiruflfttj./qt ijeneral well-being; wo mny
build fifty' Brendboughts and not sell
so much as apeuknifo tbe more in consequence. Wc might conquer Oermany
to-morrow, sfid she find thnt we could
not. because of thc fnct, mako a (.Ibglo
Knglishman a shilling's worth the richer in consouuonco, the war indemnity
notwithstanding."
A good example of the futility of
eonquost by the sword is furnished by
the results of thc Franco-Prussian Wui,
by wuich Germany gained a vast bum
as indemnity aud a huge slice ot toni
tory. Yet Mr. Angell bays of this, that
"from a money point of view tho fliost
successful war ever recorded iti hist
cry:
"If the general proposition tuat con
quest pays woro sound, aud if the
results of tho war were anything like
as brilliant as thoy are repiosi'tited,
money should be cheaper and more
plentiful iu Oermany than iu Franco,
and credit, public nud private, should
be sounder. Well, it is the exact re
verse which is i lie case. As a ui't
result of tho whole thing Germany was.
ton yojlje after the war, a good deal
worse off financially ttmu her vanquish
ed rivnj. ami was at thut date trying,
ns-sho is trying to -day, to borrow MlOiiOJ
from her victim; Within twenty month*
of the payment of the last of the in
domtiity Ihe bank rule was higher ih
Berlin thhii in Paris, nnd we know iktit
Bismiiick's later life was clouded by
the spectacle of whit lie regarded »>
this absurd miracle: the vanquished re
covering more quickly thnn the victor
We havo the testimony of his ows
speeches to this faet, and to the fact
that Prance weathered the financial
storms of lS7S-7it a grout deal betUr
than diil Germany, And to-day when
Germany is compelled to pay ncRTly 4
per cent, ior money, Pruiicu can »ecun
it for ;t.
"By any test that you care to apply
Prance, tho vanquished, is better off
than Germany, tho victor. The Prcncb
peoplo are, as a whole, more prosperous,
more comfortable, moro economically
secure, with greater rosorve of saving*
and nil thc moral and Bocial advantage!-
that go (herewith tban are thc Ger
nians, a fact expressed briefly by the
French Rentes standing at 98 nnd Ger
man Consols nt 83."
BOMB FACTORIES IN LONDON
'PHE alleged "bomb factory" in thf
L East End of London, which was
said to havo been unearthed by
tho detectives working on the Hounds
ditch murders, has turned out to be
merely nn ordinary burglar's arsenal.
containing, amongst other things, ..
Btore of certain high explosives used b*
expert cracksmen.
This was only what might have Uwn
expected. The illicit manufacture of
bombs ts a very rare crime iu Kngland.
while thc cases where: they have bee*
exploded with criminal iutont are so few
and far between t^j.-it they cat! be count
cd on tiie fingery;oT ono hand.
One notorious instance, however, did
occur in 1894, when a man' named Hour
din plotted tn blow up Greenwich Ob
servntory with a bomb of his own mam
faclitve. _ But it exploded prematurely,
and he himself was the only sufferer.
- In 18!>3, too, a Mr. Hiohards, of I'.rt-nd
stairs, was killed by a bomb whicli was
went to him by parcel post, while so fur
back as ISSi-u man. named Daly mafle
some bombs, which ho intended, had hi
not been arrested,' io have thrown from
the MUiiitgers' Gallery of the House of
Cumtr.t.jib on to the Speaker's table.
At Liverpool, in 1SSI. n bomb' wub i..
tnnlly thrown at thc Town Hull, ami
exploded, doing some damage. The per
petrntors were afrostCd, and sent int*.
penal servitude. Tbis same uwhapp*
fatojtlsp.overtook three would-be bomb
makers at Walsall, in T.V-J, ami in Lon
don soon afterward* two Italians, :-r
rested with unloaded^ home-made bomb*
iu their posossion, were similarly pan
ished, '
PEEFUME-MAKINO
HOW many women ns they tnke up
from their ireasing tdbfes the
.dainty cut glass bottles of their
favorite perfume ever gtvc a thought to
the many intricate and Interesting pro
cesses,thnt have to be gone- through
i-i order to provide these delightful
scents? Possibly ouly a few have ever
heard of Grasse, the quaint old town
of the .Maritime Alps, which is the
centre of the poetic industry uf scent
mailing, and from whence are exported
to the four corners of the earth the raw
motor lit Is and essences used by tin
manufacturers of perfumery and* pom
ad es,
Tho secret of extracting the perfume
of flowers and preserving it was known
to the people in the south of Krauce
over out) years ago, and the industry
has now grown tq auch an extent thnt
wholo districts nre dexotod to the rul
tivation of llowers for perfume. Ts
give some idea of lhe vastucsB pf tl.*
business it need only be mentioned that
tho amount of rose leaves ban J led in %
month reaches the amazing total ..f .-.
quarter of a million pounds, and almosl
a similar weight of the petals »f or.ingi
llowers, tuberose, jonquil and violet ar*
also used.
All theso leaves are picked by hand
into baskets, divided nnd sorted*at tbe
factory before being taken to the dis
tillery to undergo the process known a*
inascetatioti, by which the peifutne b
flrst absorbed by grease and then trans
ferred to alcohol.
This process of muscprnfion consis.*
of steeping the flowors in heated fut.
whore thoy are left until all thoir
Btrength is extincted. after whieh they
aro drained in wooden trays and later
subjected to hvdranlie pressure. Thr
fat which hus absorbed the essences of
the floworB has now become pomade, and
is Bent in this form to perfumers all
over the world, who by means of nl
cohol extract Bb sweetness. Aftpr be
ing robbed of Hs perfniny the pmnarir
is finally made into cakw'of snap.
The most expensive perfumo is, of
eouwe, attar of roses, and ir. require.,
no less than forty-eight pounds of rose
leaveB to make one gram of oil.
During tue flowering months of April.
May, dune and .Inly the fields nround
Grass ft are literally alive with Runny-
fnced.men. women and childrpu gather
ing tho fragrant harvest.
It may be interesting to mention that
the basis ;of nil perfumes consists r.fc
eight flowers—the rose, orange blossom,
violet, jonquil, m'lgrionette, jasmine.
1uben.se and cassia, and -although near
ly nil other flowers and also scented
woods, herbs, irin roofe'ahd lavender art
nre^sod Into «ervico, they merely net as
useful assistants.
711 THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. B.C.
MAGIC BAKING POWDER
IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM
IN YOUR GROCERY ORDER
—-SEC THAT YOU GET IT	
COSTS NO MORE THAN THE
ORDINARY KINDS
C P N TA IN 5   NO ALUM
FASHIONS   AND
FANCIES
HOSTESSES expecting large numbers of tbelr friends to
afternoon tea tako eare ta surround themselves with a
small group of young girls, whi.se business it Is to help
tttom do tho honors. These functions, which are tbe initial
»tango« into social gaiety on the part of many a jeune fllle a
■arter, are naturally immensely enjoyed by the freshly
tnaacipfttodf schoolgirl. The better looking her young lieu
teaauta are the hotter pleased is tbo hostess who directs their
•perations, and "s the frocks in which they appear are, of
•nly secondary importance to th I frcBh young charms of their
wearers, who preside over teapot and cream jug, the chatelaine has a word to say about them iu advance.
For the purpose of striking an original note the "toa-
pinafore" has been invented.   This is a quaint and charming
Embroidered Old Soae Silk Gown
•iccessory, which, however businesslike it may sound, is
.ertainly not calculated to protect tho gown it covers from
tay accident from tea, chocolate, or the still more mischievous
-ream or milk. The aprons ure mado with braces of lace
<w embroidery, or sometimes tho popular sailor collar, but iu'
■*fery instance they are enriched with needlework. Tho
imajteit'of these aro the work of tbo lingeres, but so many
girit, aud especially those'who have boon educated in con
wiits, aro excalletit needlewomen, and uccustomed to the
finest embroidery, that it is uo very ditlicult task to make
imt embroider the aprons thoiiiMolveh.
A very prttty model was carried out in pore white mousse
lino de Bole out in one piece, the deep dceolletag. which show-
ed the corsage underneath, being continued by braces of
point do Ven lie. The part covering the bust consisted of a
broad band of tine Oriental embroidery appliqued with much
weens oa the soft material. The little pocket was of the
•tamo embroidery, and ut tho hem slightly below the knees of
•be wearer was*another baud of the same brodcric.
The garment was carried well round tho figure on tlio lines
if a tunic, a piece of the embroidery being placed vertically
wor the side seam under the arm. I'ruler such u pinaforo the
liimplcst toilette of unveiled satin or crepe would suffice, the
fhort,tdecveB, guimpe, und the hem ot the skirt being alone
Heen, On the other hand, the color of tbe gown Is important,
*■ it always shows through the flimsy and semi-transparent
aieiiHHeline.
Home of the tea aprons are mado without the bib, and
id opt only loug straps and braces, which nre crossed over
rhe chest and-fasten-nt tho waist behind. Washing silks are
more practical for these thaa mousseline - de soio, though
hardly so dainty, while a pretty material tp use for tbe pur-
0080 is etamine, Accordeoh-plcatlng—which is rapidly com-'
lag back to favor—is used for some of thc aprons while oth*
•rs depend upon tho embroidery for thoir decoration. Some*
times the embroidered flower is supplemented with potuls of
sine lace appliqued to It, the efTeet being vory delicate and
pretty, .Insertions of lace are likewise encrusted into the
tpron, and it is the general opinion that as much decoration
-hnuld bo worked into the scheme as possible.
Waists are still short, tho skirts ditto, tunica are still worn
Tith even|ng drosses, and draped effects are still sought after
hy the leading dressmakers. If ono Is forced to mention a
loveltr, ono mlghl speak of the return to favor of the old
ace shawl. This Is made up into little mantlets, or else
worn by itself. Of course, the shawl has one great draw-
hack—It le apt to age tbe wearer,   There are many pretty
combinations, however, more especially with the eld blaek
Chantilly luce shawls. Sometimes one side only of the dress
is covered, with the lace laid on to show its design and
caught back to the train, being held thero by cabaehons of jet.
Imagine, for example, a little dress of pink mousseline de
sole, one side only of which is covered with a black Chantilly
shawl, the points of the lace adroitly disposed to advantage
show up with wonderful effect upon the background of the
light colored mousseline de soie. Tho whole efTeet of the
dress, semi pink mousseline, semi lace, is quite charming and
original. Of course, it is chiefly as trimming thnt lace is
used upon dresses, and I noticed ono very pretty dress made
of black chnrmeuse silk clinging tightly to the figure, and
cut quite simply, !ts only adornment was a high, pointed
insertion on the side of the skirt of black Chantilly lace over
a flesh-colored ground.
It Is certain that the corset is undergoing a transformation, and bus of late become moro rational and healthier.
Whalebone cuirssBPs are made more supple than in former
yenrs, and knitted silk vests aro rapidly gaining favor.
Corsetmakers, in striking to reduce the hips, give women very
slim silhouettes, wltb harmonious supple Unes, and the waist
nt the same time is not in the least drawn in. Por wearing
with tailor mades, andjin order to avoid the rather ugly mark
made by the top of the corsets, many good mnke-B arc sOow-
ing what is practically a bodice with rather large arm-holes.
Of course, stays are very long at present. They must eome
right down over the hipg, almost to the stocking top, to which
they are fastened by six or seven suspended, so aB to keep
all tight and flat.
Made in knitted silk, strengthened by stitched straps,
and very plainly trimmed with silk embroidered bands* ths
new corsets are exceedingly pleasant to wear. Some are made
In shot silks, green nnd lavender, blue nnd pink, while others
nre in silver or gold knitted silk with reflecting tints of
different colors, Another model in narrow silk ribbons with
printed or embroidered designs is also very attractive. Yet
another, in alternating black and white, finish it off smartly
at the top. These corsets are made almost exclusively of
knitted silk, free of whalebone, allowing the figure much
flexibility and suppleness. They aro long, very close-fitting
and without any ornament, bnt are in themselves se pretty
Black Mousseline de Soie Gown wtih Sealskin Trimming
that they really do not need much adornment. One of the
prettiest I have noticed was a luug-ghaped corset of golden-
tinted knitted material, crowd with stitched bands of the
same shade of wilh. Another iu shot silver and pink was
stiffened with pink taffetas.
Baked mpat pudding is a most savoury dish. Boat on egg
with half a pint of milk and pour it over a teaspoonful of
breadcrumbs, Leave it,to soak. Mince a pound of any cold
ment, adding a little lean ham if possible; mix it with seasonings of herbs, pepper, salt, and either chopped mushrooms
or picklos. Stir it into crumbs, adding either enough milk or
gravy to make the mixture soft. Line a jam tart tin with
pastry, fill it with the mixture, cover and ornament with
crust, and bake in a moderate oven for three-quarters of an
hour till the crust is quite cooked. Slip it oh a hot dish, and
serve at once.
Steaming is better than boiling Ash, fowl or poultry. All
tbe juices or the meat are retained and nothing ib wasted.
If a ham, a piece of bacon, or some spiced beef is on
hand, be sure to turn the meat dally and pnt it on a clean
dish.
RAISE ELK AND DEER FOR FOOD
UNCLE SAM in laying up trouble for
the Beef Trust.
The blow isn't to be directed at
the barons through the Department of
Justice, aid it isn't likely to materialise for a few yours at least. But if
the Department of Agriculture, which
is Uncle 8am's instrument ir. the mat
ter, meets with success in its efforts,
Chicago and Kansas City stockyards
will be transformed.
Briefly, Uncle Tama Jim Wilson hopes
to put venison-—tbat same luxury of the
rich—in the mouths of every citixen
of the country, aud at a cost of less
than that of beef. He hopes to accomplish this by convincing farmers that
they can mine small herds of deer, or
elk, or antelope, on land that is at present absolutely valueless, and with prac
tically no attention.
Iu many parts of the country tae.e
are tract? of land of little or no v»l»ie
for agricultural purposes, which can be
more profitably used for raising venison
than for any other, purpose. Under
present conditions game animals of most
kinds are rapidly diminishing iu number. As game becomes scarcer legal restrictions upon its pursuit are increased
to avoid complete extermination.
Tho propagation of game is as legitimate a business us the growing of beef
or mutton, and, according to the Department, the producer should be per-
mittod, under reusouable regulations, to
dispose of his product at any time, either for breeding purposes or for food.
This, some of the State InwB now prohibit.
The flesh of young aatelope is Baid to
be much superior to ordinary venison.
That of mature animals, particularly the
males, has a Btrong flavor, but this may
be gr-atly improved by domestication.
A full-grown prong-horn weighs from
100 to 125 pounds, and will dress from
05 to 80 pounds.
The deer family stands next to the
cattle and sheep family in general utility. The flesh is a valuable food. Vem
ison was more common than beef on the
tables of medieval Europe, and was the
flesh most commonly eaten by early
settlers and frontiersmen in North
America. Its dietic value is enhanced
by the fact that it ia especially adapted
to invalids, who require a nourishing
yet easily digested food.
OOLD LIGHT,
WLIERE there is light there is beat,
and where there ia intonse light
there is often intense beat, and
further where there are also inflammable
moving picture films, we may bave disastrous fires, tt will be welcome news,
therefore, that a "cold light" hus boen
produced that can bo used in the cinematograph, not only lessening the danger, but permitting the use of gelatin
films and relieving lecturers, managers,
insurance companies, and audience of
considerable nervous strain. Light without sensible heat has beeu hitherto obtainable in only two ways; flrat by exciting phosphorescence or luminescence
electrically, especially in gases, and
second, by straining out the non-luminous heat-rays, with eome transparent
substance liko rock-salt, tbat does aot
transmit them. Of course, some heat
accompanies all light; all we can do is
to avoid or remove the "dark heat"
that usually accompanies the light rays.
Neither of the methods mentioned
above is in commercial use for lantern-
projection, although the "straining"
method has been so used in laboratories.
Light accompanied by as little heat as
possible is desirable Vor this purpose—
witness some recent disastrous fires
caused* by lanterns using combustible
films. A recent French inventor, Dus-
sand by name, uses a light that flickers
so rapidly as to be steady to the eye
aad yet remains dark long enough be*
tween its luminous periods to cool off
completely. Thia he calls "cool light."
Says a writer in La Nature:
"In the first place, M. Dussand does
away with the projecting lantern, simply placing a double lens before and behind the positive slide. Back of this he
puts bis 'cold-light box/ which contains
u metallic-filament bulb operated by a
small strong battery with a commutator
that breaks the current periodically; this
discontinuous current determines in the
filament 'pulsations,' during each of
which it becomes luminous. The periods
of brightness succeed one another so
rapidly that this 'pulsative light' appears absolutely steady to the obaerv-
or's eye. Besides, aB a consequence not
less Important, the lamp filament rests
during each interruption of the current, and according to the inventor's
theory, the alight heat that it has acquired during the working period has
time to disappear. Thus, a current of
lower than normal tension may be aent
through the lamp without causing continued heating that would volatilize the
filament. The inventor says thia
transformation of current iB accomplish
ed at small exponae. ... by using
one of tae small motors that muy be
bad   for   00   to   80   cents.    .   .    .
"As I have proved in M, Dussaud'a
laboratory, with a current of 1,8 amperes and 8 volts, tho bulb of tbe lamp
remains absolutely cold to the touch.
And nevmthelesH the resulting light is
sufficiently intense to replace the arc-
light ndvaiitageoualy und make a mug
itfflceiit colored projection six feet by
mx. The result mude tbe more im
presilon on mo that wc were using the
most ordinary louses of commerce, nnd
in a lighted room.
'This 'cold light' makes it unnecessary to employ aostly projection Inn-
turns, using electricity, gas, acetylene,
oxygon, alcohol, or petroleum, of deli
cnte, it' not dangerous, manipulation. Nt'
more burns to avoid; no more fires to
fenf. Lecturers may give freo rein to
their eloquence without worrying about
what the man at thc lantern muy do.
"To apply tho cold light to the cinematograph, M. Datum wl has devised the
following apparatus, which, among other advantages, does nway with twinkling nnd doubles tlte lum in ons intensity.
Ho causes an ordinary negntive band to
pass through two printing devices—in
tho first, the odd images nre taken off,
in thc second, the even oneB.   He intro-
The OU for the Athlete,—In rubbing
down, the athlete cnn find nothing finer
thnn I>r. Thomas' Eelectric Oil. It renders the musclea and sinews pliable,
takes the soreness o..t of them nnd
strengthens them for strains thnt mny
be put upon them. It standn pro-eminent for this purpose, and athletes who
I for yearn have been using it can testify
to its value as a lubricant.
dvcee simultaneoisly these two bands
into tbe apparatus and turns the crank;
while an even image remains at rest, an
odd uuage is moving Into place, and
vice versa, CX tiny lamp similar to,the
oue just described is placed behind each
of the two openings in trout of which
the bunds pass, and by means of properly arranged commutators each of these
lumps is lighted only during the time
when the corresponding image is at
reBt.''
Dussand's invention, it appears, hae
also great significance in connection
with color photography, enabling an
amateur to project ordinary photographs in colors at the modest cost of
about two cents a view. It will also,
we are told, be applied to a host of other usee, scientific and domestic:
"It will be, in particular, a valuable
aid to surgeons and physicians in the
internal exploration of the human body,
to mirroscopists in tbe examination of
delicate preparations, and in general,
in all coses needing Intense illumination but requiring tbat there Bhall be
uot the slightest increaso of the surrounding temperature."
A RACE WITH A TIOER
M ROSNY, a French writer, traveler,
and sportsman, once enjoyed a
race with a tiger. It was in the
Malay Peninsula that M. Rosny had tbia
adventure. When, one morning, he
caught sight of a bicycle standing in a
plantation shed, he could uot resist tho
temptation of taking a ride, in view of
tho fact that he had not had a spin ou
a whoel since leaving France.
He rode for about six miles through
the rice nnd coffee fields, and then found
himself in the heart of a forest. As he
was enjoying the beauty of the place,
there came to hia ears the sound of
crunching of branches, and he very
Boon realized that something massive
but light-footed wna approaching. Thirty yards from where he was a tiger had
emerged from the jungle. At the time
of the beast's appearance Rosny was
dismounted and seated on the ground.
He dared not move a finger. To repeh
his wheel lie must get to the road. This
waa impossible without attracting the
attention of tho beast, and in two leaps
the tiger would be upon the Frenchman.
With great nonchalance the tiger at
length turned toward the depths of the
forest. Then, unable to endure tbe situ-
ntiou longer, Rosny clambered to bis
feet, scampered over the intervening
obstacles, caught the btcyclo, and ran
alongside, his hnnds on tiio handle-bnr.
In a flash, as he was mounting, he
caught sight of the big tiger crouching
for a spring. He heard tbe beast at tbe
first bound land not far behind him. In
the brief space between the first and
second bounds the Frenchman got himself well started nnd balanced for the
struggle.
His fourth bound brought the tiger
very near. The r^ext time the Frenchman felt the wind of his fall. A second
Inter his shoulder or paw touched the
tire and mnde the rider swerve. Then
Rosny lost one pedal, then both. He regained tnem both, but, on account of tho
delay, a claw once more grazed the rear
tire.
At this instant thc participants in
this terrible rnce came to a very narrow bridge—two boards Bide by side
over an irrigation canal. The bicycle
went over it aB true ns an arrow. The
paBsage must have slightly retarded the
tiger, for, although the Frenchman dared not look round, he felt the beast to
be farther off.
They were now between two fields
of bananas. A small tree had been cut
and thrown on the road, bo that it completely barred the way. There was nothing to do but to try to take it at top
speed. The i-renchmnn pedalled furiously, nnd, although nearly thrown over
by tho shock of crossing the obstacle, he
succeeded in recovering his balance and
going on, on, until he reached a smart
decline, which he rolled down like a cannon-ball. At a turning of the road the
plantation buildings came into view.
The Frnechman could not Bay when
the tiger abandoned the race. When the
rider shot into the group of his friends,
his flrst instinct was to look around in
the expectation of finding the beast at
hla heels, ready to slay all.
WHAT  SNOWSTORMS  COST
THE coat of snowstorms to a large
town iu illustrated by the accounts
of the Corporation of Manchester
(England), where it is stated that to
clear away falls aggregating 15 inches
iu depth during the winter of 1909-10
entailed aa expense of $29,705 and gave
employment  to  no  fewer  thnn   15,0-IQ
A Thorough Pill.—To clear the stem
uch and bowels of impurities and irri
taut* is necessary when th«ir action is
irregular. The pills that will do this
work thoroughly are Partnoleo's Vegetable Pills, which are mild in action lm:
mighty ia results. They purge pain
Icssty and effectively, aim work a per
manent cure. They cun be used with
ont fear by the most delicately eon
Btituted, as there are no painful effect <
preceding their gentle operation,
BURR CAUSED OPEN SORE
Zam-Buk Worked a Wonderfsl Can
#
Sometimes a bad bum, a deep eat, o
some similar injury,   sets   up  a   men    "
permanent injury, iu the form of ai
opeu discharging sore.    In such caae.   ■
Zam Miik will bo found vt uuoquallx
value.
Mr. J. Nixon, of 801 William At*
Winnipeg, a blacksmith at the C.PJ
stops, had his foot badly burned tn
some molten metal falling upon it. H.
says: "The buru was a very bad om
and after the flrst few days it left ai
open sore, which showed marked sign,
of blood-poisoning. It discharged freelj
and caused me terrible agouy. Fo'
three weeks 1 suffered acutely aad eouk
get uo ease. At last I obtained a pn
paration from the doctor, which seeuiM
to stop the discharging und made mt
quite hopeful, but Anally the wounc
became aa bad as ever.
"I was then advised to use Zaia Ruk
and from the Ilrst application the tola
gave mo relief. Tho inflammation wai
thoroughly ohecked, and the poiaouoni
mattor cleared away in a very short
time after beginning with Z,iis link
Healing then bngau, aud in lets thai
two weeks tho wound was tborouirkl*
healed." B  -
Une of tho main lessens of this eas.
lies right hero—try Zam-Buk flrst fn
any injury, Bore, skin disease si
wound. It is equally good for pile*
blood-poisoning, festering wounds
chaps, cold sores, children's erupt ions
scalp sores, varicose ulcers, chilblains
etc. All druggists and stores sell s><
50c. box or post free from ZamBa)
Co., Toronto, upon receipt of prise
You are warned agaiust harmful sub
stitutes snd inferior preparations, whisl
yield a bigger margin of profit and an
sometimes pushed as being "just ai
good."   Nothing i^just as good.-
SUMMER FAiLOWINO
About the time that this work thonft
be done our farmers are usually ven
busy, and therefore it behooves them tt
get the work done as quickly as possible
Tho quickest and best way to do thit
work is with a Superior Wheel Din
Harrow aud Cultivator. This tool ir
made in four, five, six, Bevou, oight and
nine foot lengths, and tbey thornughh
turn over tho ground the entire lengtt
of the machines. Tho reason for this
is the discs are set at a permanent
angle to tho line of draft and even
disc cuts from its front edge to thi
rear edge of its neighbor. Therefon
they leave no spaees between the disci
tbat aro not thoroughly stirred. Then
too, each harrow is provided with t
centre-cut disc which takes out thi
ceutro. Each disc and drag bar is in
dependent in action aud provided will
strong spring pressure and more or len
pressure can bo had by means of thi
powerful lovers. Depth of cut is alsi
regulated by this means assisted by th.
ground wheels. Any boy who can man
ago a team can 'operate - a Superior
Wheel Disc Harrow snd Cultivator, ani
do moro work in a day with one harros
and one team' that two men aud twi
teams eau do with plows. Send for i I
Superior Wheel Disc Harrow booklet
to The American Seeding Machine Co.
King and James streets, Winnipeg, reai
all about it, and then toll your imple
ment dealer to let you see one. If hi
cannot do it, let the makers know anc
they will see that you get one. This bar
row is fully warranted to do everythinf
claimed for it.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterisimit •
will drive worms from the system witb
out injury to the child, because its M
tion, while fully effective, iB mild.
men. Te give an idea of the probabl.
much greater expense of such work ii
the large American eities it may bo stat
ed that the average annual snowfall si
New York is 37 inches, Boston 45 inchei
and Philadelphia 22 inches; that tbesi
cities cover a much larger area thai
Manchester, and that wages are higher
here than in England.
Boots hardenod with thc wet sfaotlr
be lightly rubbed witn vaseline to uiaki
them pliable again.
When peeling apples, put them inti
cold water to prevent their becomiif
discolored before being cooked.
To thrend a ucsklace, get seme eat
gut from a clookmaker and thread yoo-
beads on it.   It will last for years.
Save ull old pieces of string, aud knii
loosely into squares for dish-cloths
They cost nothing and wear splendidly
A wet umbrella should never bt
placed ferule downwards to dry, no
should it be opened. Instend, shake it
well aud stund it handle downwards t#
drain.
ShiM's Cun
juicily «to(t« oouibs* caret** c*Ma* k»a»
Ut Ibrnnl and lund* iM «■•!*
Vigorous Health sSffiyJWJg
1
laas ap wash neaaeshs   saaply tk* i
iw mi bakw p*m**f —wrlsd bits hrawi sad alas*, i
■rain.   10c. ■ tox at ysiir druggist's sr wwmt
________*__*_____________*_________\ - \
the Famous
R&s/b
^   -^      Lamp
Th* Ray* Un. I* a high ,
Ttiw ars Ium Mat sail men, I.
art™. OnertiwM 1 Mb . hn   aMsl ttaM-sadl; kaat c . _
enema! Is aas ern la wlm.   Thsn Is aetMajkeswn Is Mis ait
Cad* lamp, **ld at a low pries.
I km Is a» haUsT lam mmS. al aas
si afekal rUi*4-«utlt tap* slsaa: ai
asnemai awns is aarjMssa. Thais Is aetMaa keswa Is Ms art
•I Ump-nsklH thai « a.S to tha li'at ..| Iks MYO lamp as a lt«bk
itilns itsvlcs. I;«n ilsaiw svarrwhsis. It asl at roam WBls Into
■oripllvs tmK_m ta las asanwl arsscv sf
Ths Imperial Oil Compaay, Umltsd.
71 THE    ISLANDER
Published   every   Saturday   at   Cumberland,  B.C.,   by
Ormond T. Smithe,
Editor and Proprietor.
Advertising rates published elsewhere in the pa(*r.
Subscription price $1,30 per year, payable in advance.
The editor does not hold   himself responsible for viewt expressed by
jorrespondents.
SATURDAY,    APRIL 1,    1911.
What the Editor has to say.
How about tbat Pound By-Law ?    Tbe editor lias planted a garden and he wants to know.
Everything points to a Dominion election before many
months have passed. It is almost time that the Government
v»as sending out a.man to select a site for the experimental
farm on Vancouver Island. This has been dangled be-
f'ore the electors of every district on the Island during the last
two Dominion elections, and no doubt it will be made use of a
gain at the next. In the past it bas been customery for the
voters in each district to be quietly assured that a site has
been fixed upon in that particuar district, and all that remains
to make it absolutely certain that the sites mentioned will be
selected is that the district sball "vote right."
The greatest protection against fire that any city can
have is a good water supply, nud we can congratulate oursel
ves in Cumberland that we have a water supply that is second
to none, both as to purity and force, in British Columbia.
We believe that it is about time the Board of Underwriters recognized this fact, and made a substantial reduction in
fire insurance rates in this city.
THE 1SLANDKR, CUMBERLAND, HO
THE BIG STORE
A number of convictions have been secured in the police
court lately for swearing on the public street.
The activity of the police in stamping out this evil is to
bo warmly commended, and we hope to see them continue the
good work.
Personally we have no-objection to men swearing, if they
feel like it, and if-they choose a locality for so doing, where
there is no possiblity of tbem disturbing the neighborhood, but
at times it is almost impossibe for a lady to walk tbe length
of our main street without having to listen to language that is
anything but suitable for the street.
We do not know of any city where this evil is tolerated
as it is here, and the sooner it is stamped out the better. Let
these meu swear their their heads ofl", if they want to in private, but hit us keep our streets respectable.
Was the fire winch originated in the coal shed in the rear
of the New England Hotel on Wednesday night of incendiary origin '.
The general impression of those who have examined the
premises since the fire is that it was.
We are loath to believe that these suspicions are well found
ed, but after a careful examination on our own part, we must
confess that there seems to be llo other explanation than that
the building was deliberately set on lire.
The fact that the train from Union Ray with the basket
bailers got in just when it did appear to have been the only
thing whicli saved a large section of the business portion of tbe
town Irian destruction, as had the fire remained undetected for
five or ten minutes a considerable portion of the city would
now have been in ashes.
The situation is a serious one, and calls for an immediate in
vestigatioll.
It may have been that the fire was set by someone who had
a grudge against the proprietor of the New England, or it may
have been set out of pure devilment, but the fact remains that
the property of every citizen in town was imperilled and the
facts in connection with matter should be looked into.
An investigation may perhaps prove nothing, or perhaps
it may prove that the suspicion that the fire was not of accidental origin is not well founded, and if the latter is the result we
aro certain tlmt the investigation will not have been in vain,
and will boa matterof relief to many ofthecitizensofthe town.
V~* » "   *■   A*«    At*    ~        t       .       .    ■-*- -.A
IF IT'S NEW WE BAVE IT     |
IF WE HAVE IT IT'S NEW     j
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mummiw of sfbikge
W* believe our quality and style to be right—toe knout our prices ar*
— The best as well as tne nsxoest nave been gathered from the most reliable
souroee.    We invite you to inspect our stock whether yoil purchase nr not.
WHITE LA WN & 'CAlLOTiED WAISTS
We provide a bountiful assortment, so that no one nerd br disappointed in
comtng here to buy. Our wnist* arr carefully mvle mid in the newest
Spring and Summer Styles andare lite product ol'thr leading manufuctur-
its who devtttt their time to securing Ihr newest tind Ifsl passible.
Prices from $1.50 to $4.50
EMBROIDERIES & INSERTIONS
Heal Dainty Embroidery h replacing laces for uom'! oj the nicer etyhe
in Dream and Waists. With thit* knowledge some, months aga we planned
for you the finest and most complete stock of dainty, Jins and exclusive pat
turn, on the market— imported direct —in tvery width from two inches to
full skirt length
Prices from 10c to $1.25 per yd.
Groceries for This Week-
Ik Freshest & Newest to be ead at the Closest Prices.
Satisfaction
Guaranteed.
Simon Leiser
& CO   LTD.
Beadnell <& Biscoe
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Offices; ©ourteniy and
■ Comox, B.G. _ -
Bush and Firm Lands
Sea and River Frontage
Courtenay Lots
Phone 6       at All Prices
Pilsener Beer
The product of Pure Malt and
Bohemian Hops
Absolutely no chemicals used
in its manufacture
=s=Best on the (Soastsss
Pilsener Brewing Co..    Cumberland. B.C.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A
si
f
BUY A SINGER
The BEST Machine  on the  Market
and sold on EASY TEBMS   	
JEPSON BROS., District Agenta, Nanaimo, B. 0
C, Segrave, Local Representative, Cumberland, JI. C.
Q. M. ASTON
I
Practical  Watchmaker
All Wori\ Guaranteed
1
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FRUIT TREES
Not the Cheapest, but the Best
Catalogue Free
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The  Russell
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The only Car Made
in   America   with
ilie "Silent Knight
v'alveless Engine,"
Also made in valve
. . . style . . .
;leveland, Brantford. MasBey-Harris, Perfect end Blue Fiver Bicycles ; Fairbanits Morse Gas Engines; also the Moore Gasoline
Lightlag Sy stems. Oliver Typewriter^. Repairing ofall kinds.
Bicycles, Sewing Machinrs, (fmts, etc.     Scissors'and Skates ground
Rubber Tires for Unity Carriages.'   Hoops Jor Tubs
THIRD STREET, CUMBERLAND.
i» »»»»»»»»«»
'3000 ppflar? profit
If you would like to make C3000 by investing $2000, read
,the following:-140 acres good land with Ijalf mile waterfront, finest view in Comox District, about 30 acres cleu red with house and
'barn. The land on this place is <±xtr > good if yon want a waterfront home there is none bet'M if yi u warn, to invest you oan
double yonr mincy in ix mo iths on .the ab^ve. Only Two
Thousand Dollars down, balance on easy terms. Lock this up at
once before it is too late, A PPLY
The Island Realty Co.
P. L. ANDERTON,   l^.
Courtenay, B.b.b—
Fire, Life, Live Stock
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Stoves and Ranges,
Builders Hardware, Cutlery,
Paint, Varnishes, Arms and Ammunition, Sporting Goods,
etc.
AGENTS   FOR:
The  McClary  Manufactuing Co.
Sherwin-Williams Paints
jo
ATTHE FURNITURE STORE
Jtast Arrived
A CONSIGNMENT OF SIDE30.\RD3
in GOLDEN and SURFACE FINISH,
RANGING FROM $20.00 TO $25.00
••»
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TUB BlAKDER CUMBERLAND, B.(.
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WE'RE
READY
For SPRING
Get in touch with the true trend of fashion's in
made to order clothes for Spring. Learn what the new
styles are both in pattern of fabrics and style of garments.
Yon cannot do this better than by an inspection of the 400
different lines in Spring Fabrics we have just received
from the HOUSE OF HOBBERLIN Limited, Canada's
Largest Tailoring House. We are sole representatives in
this locality, and are now showing all tbe Spring Models.
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w 4fwm
If You are interested in "Snappy"
Styles   and   Patterns   Our
Spring Lines are Ready for
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of Patterns Tliat will Interest Yoi.
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Spring Opening
TO-DAY!
.CARTWR
1
S0JLE AGENT TOR CUMBERLAND.
mWrr——-—•——•
at —I THE ISLANDER, CUMBERLAND, B.C.
Her Skin Was Yellow
"I hud only to try Dr. Hamilton's
Pilla to appreciate their merit," writes
fctlu atoms 8. Bryee, of Woodstock.
"Mj .yiieu. was out oi order. My blood
WM wfiftR aud thin! I had a iiasty.
murky complexion. My skin was hard
ami dry. The first box of Pr. Hfl'tiil
toe's,PHU niado ^'complete chang?. i
.felt better at once. Healthy color dame
into my face, lu about threo weeks 1
waseuTed." Dr, Hamilton's i'ills effect
«u easy cure. Try these if001' pills, — ^e.
•per box, or five boxes for $1.00, .it all
dealers- -      /
THE NEW HAIR RESfORER
("Extreme cold doubtlessly strength
'; ;«iH one's hair."—Sir Ernest Shackle
.  ton.)
If you want to grow a head of hyaciu
" thine hairiness,
Rivaling the cheveltirc of Samson in
his prime,
Do not stop in England in a spirit of
contrariness:
Trying hair-restorers in t) silly waste
ol time.
Buy a eotit thut 'a lined with fur in fash
ion magisterial,
Join an expedition that is going to the
I Polo—
Arctic or Antarctic is completely irnma
terial—
The freozlflBt Ideality on earth should
be your goal.
Tbo reasons,tor your journey are  uot
hiddeti in obscurity,
Frost is the specific for a buldish mil
lionaire;
The circiimpoliir atmosphere of gormi
cidal purity .
Killf tho  wicJiPd  microbes tbat are
browsing on your hair,
Bat if you can't afford to bo an Arctic
expcdltionor—
And you'll need both time and money
if you're going to be that—
It's considerably cheaper to remain a
practitioner
Of tho simple dodgo of putting iee
ench morning in your hat.
A grain merchant in Onmha, Neb.,
famed' John Troihers. advertized for
i'oats," The word was pri ti ted as
"cats." He received some f>,000, and
at IliO'lime of tlte dispatch of the laat
mail was still  getting heavy supplies.
DODtfS ..0
IWh-i«*W
SPENT FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
"I have been a cutur.lc sufferer from
Catarrh in the nose aud throat ior over
•ight yen ', ,h;-,lt I have spent four
Mindiod dollars trying ,_ ^r* -«llnf. T
have spent but six dollars on m;A-
pABRHOZONE/ und have been completely cured, aud iu faet have been well
for some time. ' 'atarrhozone is the only
medium; 1 have liccn able to find that
would not only! give .temporary relief,
hut will always cute permanently, fours
jinceiely,
" (Signed)   William   Ragoa.
"JJruckvJUe, Out."
Refuse uny substitute for Catarrh-
•cone, 25c, 50c and $1.00 sizes, at all
dealers.
Here's a Home Dye
That
ANYONE
Oan Use.
MOMl OYCINC bu
mtwart been more or
Imi ef a difficult under.
takiag- Nol oo whoa
DYOLA
ION£»""AU.KIN0S««»»l
Stnd (or Simplt
Cird and Story
Booklet M
The JOHNSON.
RICHARDSON
CO.. Limited,
Mnn.ru., Can,
JUST THINK OF ITI
With DV-O-LA you can color either Wool,
Cotton, Silk or Mixed Goods Perfectly with
the SAME Dye. No chance of using tbe
___________ Dye far the Goodl you have to color.
f. F vcjt:, P. D, f;,21P Tempi* 8b, Springfield, Mut.
r      LVJMNs, I.M., II mil, (•iimllun lw.it..
Oi* inri...|..-.l 1.,  fltllTI\   IH'I.t  I.  \W\SSti HI.. "imiljhrKf
CBKAirniMi. nun. f. i hi 'in u. ii.,. »ir,„i,,.K- t, ui-
WTI *><! Hi.AIH.UMi* IIHU>   IU.. 1.1.1.. V-Ufi.iii.r,
CURED   IN   ONE  MONTH
If every woman whu has Kidney or
Bladder trouble, could go to Davlsvlllo,
Out., and talk to Mrs. A. Simpsonrthoy
Would do jusj H-"* aim did—take (Jin Tills
M<I cure themselves.
■ "Kor J4 or 16 years I had Kidney or
Madder trouble, suffering at times In-
tense pain. I doctored continually but
■oiliin;* gate ine permanent relief until
I .was persuaded to try Gin Pills.
i ["Within a couple of days I received
Heat relief, and after taking one box
HrpH, completely cured.
".Mrs. A, Simpfion."
'lWritu National T'rug A Chemical Co.,
fflpopt. ft.P.) Toronto, for freo sample.
5i cents a box.   ti boxes for $2.50 at all
lealers.
R E M EMBCR
I'HE Btory ia told in Barry O'Brien's
book on Johu Bright how, ou one
occasion, Sidney Smith, while look
ing critically at the'unfinished portrait
of a celebrated Non-conformist divine,
said to the artist, "Do you not think
you could throw into the face a strong
or expression of hostility to tbe Established Churcbf"
erne
THIS was  beard  in an  overcrowded
elovated train: "Say, Dick," said
the young man whoso football tactics had won him a strap in the rush.
"Say, Dick, I ve been riding in on the
'1/ every morning except Sundays-and
holidays for two years, and I've uever
given up a seat to a lady yet"
"You're a polite one," sneered Dick
"Nothing of tho kind,1' rotorted tho
young man.   "I've never had a scafc to
give up."
»   •   •
OV sporting offers made by the large
eaters of old, that mnde to (hark1*
flustavus of Sweden when he was
besieging Prague is worthv of recall. A
peasant offered for the king's amuse
ment to devour n large hog then uud
there, Oeneral Kocnigsmark, so mm
the tale, suggested that one with sue!:
nu nppetite ought to be burned as a sor
corer, on whicli the peasant said to tho
king: "Sir, if your majesty will make
that eld uentloinan take off his spurs, 1
will eut him before T begin the pig.
B. F. YOAKUM", chairman of the executive board of the 'Frisco eya
tem of railroads, on one occasion
fftok tr; task u young man in his ein
ploy who had announced his intention
of marrying. The youth in question
was drawing a small salary, and Yoak
um remonstrated with him on the geuer
al ground that he could not afford to
marry, und that his wife wonld have to
suffer great privations.
"Oh," said the young man. "I.guoss
live got as much right to starve a woman to death as any other man has."
WHILE one thing essential to a cultured lnwver is a thorough knowledge of Latin, it is not necessary that he should parade his classical
knowledge,   for   he   might   be   "taken
down a peg," as was the young lawyer
who  displayed   his learning before  an
Arkansas jury.    His opponetit replied:
"Gentlemen  of the jury, the young
lawyer   who   just   addressed   you   has
roamed with Romulus, canted with (Jnn
thnridos, ripped with Euripides, socked
with Socrates, but what does he know
about thc laws of Arknnsasf"
#    *    #
THK late Senator Pettus, of Alabama,
was a devotee of draw poker. Ho
did not care whether he won or
lost. All he wanted to do was to sit at
a table, draw cards, and bet his money.
One evening he arrived at Tate Spring,
in East Tennessee, nnd began his hunt
for a game. At last he located one. and
confided to a friend that ho was going to
spend the night in the game.
"Rut." objected the friend, "that's
a crooked game. Those fellows will rob
you."
"Well, I'm going to play anyway,"
said Pettus. "What else can I do! It's
the only game in town."
BTJBB DODDINGTON wan very lethargic. Falling asleep one day nfter dinner with Sir Richard Temple
and Lord Cob ham, the latter reproached Doddington with nis drowsiness. Dod-
diugtr-u denied having been asleep, and
to prove ho hnd not offered to repeat all
Lord Cobham hnd been saying. Cobham
hallenged him to do so. Doddington repeated a story, and Lord Cobham owned
he had been telling it.
'Well," snid Doddington, "and yet
I did not bear a word of it. but I wont
to sleep becauso I knew that about this
time of tho day you would tell that
story.''
A NEGRO servant in a fashion-
BL able West Philadelphia home
suffers greatly with indigestion. Recently her mistress insisted that the family doctor be called
in to prescribe for her. The physician
advised a dessert-spoonful of a certain
powder which he provided to be taken
after ench meal. Next day tho physician was called to the telephone. "Sny,
Mistah Doctah," said a voice, "I'so
done lost mah dessert-spoon an' there
sho' aint anoder in de house. What am
I gwlue to do, please!" "Oh, take a
littlo on a half-dollar," answered the
doctor, and ho hung up the receiver.
The physician was hurriedly called thut
night to the residence of his patient.
He found the darkey rocking to and fro
iu a chair, abject despair depicted on
her face. "Fo' de lnwd, doctah," she
wailed. "I cudden't find a halfdollah
and dono took n whole one wiv mah
modlein'. Now dat misery keeps on
gett in' wussor an ' wusser, an' what
am wusser yet, dat dollar wahu't mah
dollar, nohow."
»    »   •
T PfERPOINT MORGAN, at one of
♦ I , the dinners marking the recent
session of the church congress in
Cincinatti. deplored the too common sep
aration of religion and business. "Too
many employers,'' .Mr. Morgan said,
"nro like John Nieholscm. Nicholson
advertised for n porter, and one of the
applicants said hi him. "I think I'd
suit, sir,   I have n recommendation here
from  my clergyman  that '    'That
recommendation,' John Nicholson Interrupted, 'is all very good as far afl it
goes. As 1 shan't need you ou Sundays,
however, T'd prefer a reference from
somebody who can vouch for you during tne week.' "
A T one town in his district Con-
iX gressman Cole of Ohio in his campaign was to divide his time with
a local spellbinder. The local man spoke
first, and wns to have kept going for
half an hour, but he made it an hour and
a half. When he got through ho made
nn apology for encroaching on Cole's
time. "It reminds me," ('ole said, as
he faced his audience, "of what I once
heard in a courtroom. The defendant
had been found guilty of a criminal
charge. Tho judge sentenced him to
fifteen years.    "Have you anything to
.for Coughs I Colds
Warts ore unsightly blemishes, and
corns are painful growths. Holloway's
Corn Cure will remove tbem.
Corns, Corns,  Corns
Tender corns,' painful- «<jrns, :scft
corn*, bleeding corns, awr^r...kind of
corns that other remedies faU to. cure-*-
that's a-gmnl maiiy—yteM qntekly to
Putnam's Painless Corn Extractor. Used
forty years in many land*. Largest sniv
in the world, Putnam's Painless Corn,
Extractor. The name, you see, tells,i«ip'
story. It removes corns and dptfi it
painlessly, but here is a pointer: be
sure you get Putnam's. ^ovi%iff drug-
gists, price 25e. ' r^!"*"*.',     *' '
T^
4-
snyf" denjMtteit tB» eburt *f if* prisoner. 'NothingTiu't'tBl«,>',i.a« tha're-
l'l}'.. ''I tlilnk your.'re plgKty liberal
wftli another man'• time;'''. . ■
THS QUESTION OF BXEKCISE
WHY should men .<#<><•'• natural
physical endowment was ahfayi,
nbovs |>*r 'ailfr' who. have been
famous for their poweri-»gridlfen star*;
crack oartmient aturih- tiiRV-^nr's tttstu,
Word' makers In fleltl jpottM-Byocu'Wib
to nmlHilics which 'thoir weaker'brothers
readily conquer? .ft cupn'ot'Jw fairly
assumed that'the -type of -. disease w\is
«o much (jravpr in thCifcaSos. "Wc must
lur.k to other causes than thia,' and the
lioart tells us why. That organ had lonft
heen overtaxed, anil had, aftor years.of
strenuous physical effort, become abnormally large and in turn Jwmiie flc-
gonorate, so that it could^o longer'be
relied upon to fight- a battle which it
miRlit safely have waged withotit the
previous strain.
This entire question iatobly considered
by Dr. Albert E. Sterne,' in liis presidential address before tho Ohio Valley
IWcdicnl Association.
"During the developmental years,"
he tells us, "the comparative demand
made upon the heart is pretty well up
to its limits all of tho time, for with
body growth there ia constantly increasing tissue formation. This new tissue requires nourishment, and this eau
be conveyed only through the circulation. After what we term full growth
has been reached-there is relanvmyprtd
actually, less strain placed upon 'the
heart, 'so that it ean more readily respond to any unusual yet reasonable do-
mand mnde upon its power. During the
venrs of adolescence, however,'while the
heart is being taxed to iti capacity
most of the time, it cannot' be'aafely
asked to do too strenuous service. Tlte
growing boy or girl ,wbo com^laiuB .of
shortness of breath, pain itl "thi? side;
and palpitation upon moderate or prolonged effort, instanew this, (dictum
clearly. Examples of ibis kiud are ac
common as to requiro only the merest
mention. After the developmental period, such phenomena become less frequent, even though the demand upon
heart nnd blood vessels be considerably
greater.
"By means of accurate apparatus
the tension to which the circulation is
subjected can be. measured, and nny iuerense or decrease from the normal be
registered. Increase in tension, that,is,
force for the heart and,elasticity for
the arteries, means increased muscular
effort and expenditure on the. part 'of,
the heart. This the organ c/in safely
give, if the. demand be not toOj jyreat- or
too'constsnt; but only*then, for it-must
be remeinbered .that the' heirt..la' a
muscle—indeed, a very powerful, one,
and, like every other muscle, it adds to
its intrinsic'volume through use; that
is, it becomes enlarged. Once this condition becomes established, the heart
continues to exert undue force automatically, and drives the blood too vigorously against the nrterial walls, to
the lasting detriment of tho latter,
whioh. striving to maintain theirvnnr-
mal compensatory relationship, increase
their oWn muscular coM. :an'd. herewith
is established an abnormal condition, a
true, pathology, a real wicioua cycle.
Even in" minor degree such n condition
ennnot be regarded lightly, as baneful
effects in nftcr-life are pretty sure to
follow. Lowered resistance jsrid.lessened vitality are pretty certain sequolae.
In tho major degrees the effocts nre real-
lv disastrous; Here we see often excessive idiopathic hypertrophy, or essential heart enlargement, due wholly to
the constant strain which had been
plnced upon thnt organ, either at a
period when it had all it could reasonably do to fulfill its normal duty, or .nf-
ter "this period hss been passed, by whipping it to activity beyond its potential
capacity. Sooner or later overy hypertrophic muscle undergoes degeneration,:
and every hypertrophic heart does tho
some thing. Yet even if it did not, the
loss of elasticity of the arterial walls—
the vital rubber of body tissue—wqald
alone bring about general inanition;   '
"Purely on medical grounds, therefore, I am opposed to such forms of
exercise for growing boys and girls' especially. In my opinion, strenuous
sports or athletics, of every description,'
which place an nbnormal demand upon
tho circulation cannot be too emphatically condemned. They should have no
place at all in our grade schools, intermediate or high schools, public or private, and be permitted only under rigid
physical scrutiny even in the undergraduate classes of higher institutions
of learning, nssoriutiotis, clubs, or whatever they be culled, where the participants are not practically full grown and
developed beyond  the average.
In almost, nil of our universities and
colleges, medical oversight of all aspir-
nuts to athb'tic honors is givon. This
is probably true also of some of onr
preparatory, private, nnd less frequently, public schools,   nm is this truo of
even a respectable minority? Moreover,
this luck uf scrutiny by competent medical authority is most apparent just
where it is most essential—for tho
growing nnd half-grown boys und girls.
"Of nil athletic sports, doubtless
football malies tho greatest and most-
constant physical demand.' In minor
schools it should be forbidden, not
merely because of accidents, but chiefly
because it is a sport for no weakling,
even though full grown. Poqtball is a
man's gnmo in every sense,'and then
only for men above physical ■ par. That
what I have stated in regard to football
is true. I believe experience will substantiate. Tt is a notable fact thnt men
of powerful physique naturally, who
have been in their day famous ntliletes,
show a remarkable lack of resistance in
later life, and frequently become vie
jims yf diseases which tbey should have
•bien -expected' safely to weather. In-
suares of tblt si.rt have not been isolut
.ed. --Indeed, -they have occurred frequently enough to ask the reasoa.''
The Horseman
TjIMUiAND bas made a grant of
aVJ $200,000 to tbe development com
"'-;,'■mission, the sum to be devoted
purely' to the encouragement of the
breeding of light horses, England has
always beeu prolific in its supply of
the heavy-animal, and of the light, for
that matter, but of late years Great
Britniu has had to take a back seat
to .other countries in the classes and
'production of the light animal. For a
number :ofiyears foreigners have been
puling raids on ths British studs with
ttor'rtkui thkt th>y havo captured the
creujs o,f the' stnllions and broodmares.
This process of denudation has had its
Mjiult. and meantime the Government
lootfeij .on and did little or nothing to
oncitarhge the light horse breeds. Kach
y»»ar there Used to be a grant of $25,000
Which .talis distributed here and thoro
iti King's premiums at the different
sIkAth, mnl this, did well enough until
the btiyers and breoders from the Euro-
pi'ntreonntries began to acquire the best
of the,stock.
This new grant of $200,000 will bo distributed during the year in the way of
King's premiums to thoroughbrod stallions of a second rate calibre. The work
of awarding the prizes will begin at'
the annual show of the Hunters Improvement Society at Islington in March
nnd will continue, all through the season. Owners will have to apply for
the premiums and in all coses tbe soundness of the stnllion will have to be
taken into consideration, and will have
to be vouched for by a veterinary surgeon. Another part of thc scheme ii
that owners who do not care to apply
for premiums ean have their horBos
registered, nnd this will be a guarantee
c/f soundness.
One of'the best known men.in connection witb the improvement of the
breeds of horses of all kinds is Lord
Coventry. He hns been master of tbe
royal hnclchouurts'for a number of years,
is a member of the .Tocltey Club, and
has hnd tho distinction ,of winning the
Liverpool Orand National in two.successive veers. Along with these qualifications Ue has been nn'oininently prac-
■tfenl agriculturist, and on the question
of horse breeding he makes some suggestions as follows:
"If you want to be successful in
breeding you must breed from young
animals. My own idea is that 'if we
want to increase the number of useful
lmrscs in-the country we ohght to proceed on the lines whieh the Soyal
.Commission has followed for so many
years, and provide a larger number of
thoroughbred stallions thnn has hitherto been possible,- considering the limited sum Which has been placed at their
disposal. But they set out on the right
lines in supplying thoroughbred stnllions, Bound in every way, for the uso
of the farmers at a low fee. I would
increase th£ grant very largely and provide more thoroughbred stallions, which
should receive a certificate of soundness
before they are passed, and I would allow those stallionB to cover farmers'
mares free.,
"I think if we provided free sen-ice
he mares would always be forthcoming.
T do not mean mares which would produce a high class hunter, but tbose
whfch would breed useful animals,
suitable foT army purposes, and in connection with this subject I have alwnys
recommended fnrmers to breed from
their light, active cart marps if the
services of a thoroughbred horse could
be procured. Cart mares would work
on the farms until within a few days
of foaling, \ and therefore would entail
little or no' extra cost to the farmers.
"I have seen tho best results from
breeding in this way, fur many excellent hunters have been got by thoroughbred horses out of cart mares, and
I have known these sold for large
sums of money, and, curiously, ia many
crises they have shown a great amount
of quality which one would not have
expected; but the difficulty of breeding in this, way is that it is only the
first cross whicli succeeds. If yon think
to Improve upon the breed by having
a foal from a filly bred as.I describe
very likely you will be disappointed.
The first cross is the best, I am
•very much opposed to,the introduction
qf what they .call half-bred hunting
Sires, because I think it is sure to do
much moro harm, than good to thc
breed, for tic renson that in breeding,
whether it has to do with the breeding of cnttle, horses, ot sheep, it is
necessary to huve .ar puro strain of
blood on ono- side... I deprecate very
much the introduction of hackney blood,
which has dono an immense denl of
harm to the breeding of useful horses
in this country, not only in England, but
in Wales also.
"Rut even when fnrmerR havo got a
service from a t horoitghbrcd st allion
free 1 could not advise thom to breed
useful horses in preference to shire
horses, because from the latter thoy
get an early return fnr tlieir money, and
lhat is the great object to achiove.
Tbey can sell their foals at six months
old. Some farmers that I know have
sold their fr.als, or 'suckers,' as they
an- sometimes called—those just taken
from tho dam—at 80 or 40 guineas, and
that pays very well, imd it probably
represents the price of a horse sold tii
tho army at three yenrs of nge. And
let me sny that it is wonderful that
the breeding of Bhire horses should
still hold its own in these days of
motor cars. I wns very anxious when
motors-were so largely introduced, but
now I hnve no fear that we will always have horsos in the towns. There
is rjo renson why the breeding of heavy
horses should go bnck nt all/'
The groater the irritation in the
throat the more distressing the cough
becomes. Coughing is the effort of Nn-
ture to expel this irritating substance
from the air passages. Bickle's Anti-
Consumptive Syrup will heal the "inflamed.ports, which exude mucous, and
restore them to a healthy state, the
cough disappearing under tho curative
effects of the medicine. It is pleasant
to tho taste, and the price, 25 cents, is
within tbe reach of all.
EMPEBOE   MENELIK   EMPLOYS
PKEM AGENiS
BABOKESa MATTL-LOWENKIOUZ
has in press a volume of letters by
the late Count Frederick Kulmer
from Abyssinia, which Bhed a new light
upon Emperor Meuelik and bis wife,
the dark-skinned and imperious Km
press Taitu.   The Count's-notes say:
"Taitu was eight times marriod be
fore she was twenty-five years old. And
one of her several husbands outside Menelik is still living is tbe provinco of
Tigre. Menelik was No. 9, aud sho bas
been married to him about twenty-six
years.
"Uer chief crimes are: forestalling
the price tit food, American fashion,
and removing jieople she doesn't like
by poison, lt is largely due to her own
scandalous lifo that Adis-Abeba is the
most immoral capital the world over.
"Emperor Menelik" (continues the
writer) "has beeu wise enough to engage brilliant press agents in all parts
of the world who sing his praise, but
is far from being the noble black mau
he is painted. During my long residence in hii country, 1 never learned
of a single act of his that does uot
denote extreme egotism. It's Menelik
first, Meuelik again, and Menelik the
third time. If thero is a possible conflict between the Kmpnror uud his peoplo or couutry, the latter invariably
takes the back seat. White men doing
him service he rewards by grants that
do not cost him anything, and which he
cannot utilir.s himself.
"Abyssinia is swarming with "old-
brick manufacturers and dealers who
bribo Menelik direct, or through the
Empress, to grant them concessions for
mines, forests, transportation, etc. When
his majesty has afilxed his great seal
to the piece of parchment, off thoy an
to Europe to either sell stock or the
concession itself. These concessions,
however, are uardly worth the paper
they nre written on, for Menelik does
not recognize nny promise givon to a
white mnn. Ho takes their money, yes,
and gives orders, but on his own part
never parts with n copper.   Thus he or-
WORKED WONDERS
IN THIS CASE
RHEUMATISM AND WEAK HEAET
CUBED BY DODD'S KIDNEY
PILLS
The Doctor Helped Mrs. Stephen Boy,
But There Was No Complete Cure Till
She Tried Dodd's Kidney Pills
Reck Mills, Orey Co., Out.—(Special)
—"I   must   say   Dodd's   Kidney   Pills
worked wonders in my case,'' says Mrs.
Stephen Roy of this placo.   "1 suffered
with Inflammatory Rheumatism in my
right arm, and though I  tried several
remedies the swelling increased and was
very painful.   My hands and limbs wore
also badly swollen.
'I got a doctor and he helped me,
but the swelling never entirely left, lie
said it was because my heart was weak.
Then I decided to try Dodd's Kidney
Pills and. as I said before, they worked
wonders."
Rheumatism of any hind is caused by
disordered Kidneys failing to strain the
uric acid out of the blood. Dodd's Kid-
■ PUls cure it by curing the Kidneys.
They also cure the weak heart by mak-
"ng pure blood and lessening that
organ 'fl work of propelling the blood
through the body.
Dodd's  Kidney  Pills only  curo  the
Kidneys, but they always do that. And
th healthy  Kidneys you can't have
Rheumatism,   l.uhibago,  Heurt   Disease,
Dropsy or Uright's Disease.
Cured in Beamsville, Oit,
"After a long experience with differ
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none are equal to Nerviline. I was
taken with a cold in my chest, whieh
later developed into a sort of chronic
bronchitis. Every timo I coughed it
seemed to rack and tenr my whob
chest. I waB nlso subject to a great
stiffness in my joints, especially aboul
the knees nnd shoulders, and cxperienc
ed much pain in my muscles. To cun
my chest troubles I first rubbed ot
'Nerviline' copiously for two days, ane
then put a Nerviline Potous Plaster over
tho sore region. I got quick relief. Rub
bing tbe sore muscles and aching joint*
with Nerviline did more than all other
treatments combined. By tho aid of
Nerviline and those wonderful Ncrvilinf
Porous Plasters almost any ache, aur
certainly auy kind of inflammatory cob)
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(Signed) "Mrs. W. J. Sharpe,
"Beamsville.1
All druggists sell Nerviline in Mc ann
80c bottles.   Get it today.
dered the Greek engineer, Marks, tc
build a high road from his capital U
Alen, lo cost $42,000. Marks no?ef got
a cent for his trouble. Mnrquordt, the
'' imperial mining director-gen eral.''
was kicked over the frontier by bin
when he nsked for his money. Those
nre only a few cases that came under
mv own observation."
THE WAITER
Littlo tips of silver
Dropped iuto his hand,
Make this for the waiter
A mighty pleasant land.
»   •   •
MISSING RHYMES FOUND
Bill .Tones was an elderly bachelor,        ,
And he hadn't even a satchel or
Valise; so he stole one—sad, snd, step!
For that, was the way he lost his rep.
• •   •
THE AVERAGE
Thc average man proposes once'
The nvernge woman takes him.
If ho won't propose (Lord only knows ^
JiiBt bow His done) she mnkes him.
• •   *
TRAGEDY
She'll bo married tonight! And I'll he
there to see
The fun and the tears and tbe joy;
She'd be hurt, to be sure, wore 1 absent
—for she
WaB my playmate, when I wss a fcoy
My playmate! Ah, yes, and tho chut* of
my youth,
And  my  ideal, as years took  their
flight—
Thc one gir] of nil that I cared for, in
truth—
And  she's  going to  bo  married  ts
night!
Does she dream  how  it's hurting n*
heart to be there?
Cun she guess all the anguish I'll feel!
She may look in my eyes—will she know.
will she care
For the puin that my face may revealt
Will  she  not if I  shudder iu  smith's
affright
At   the   solemn   words,   sealing   tn}
doom?
Will she pity mot    Ah, who can tell?
For, tonight
She'll  be married.     And   I  am  thi-
groom!
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- m THE ISLANDER. CUMBERLAND. H.C."
As the Lightning Speaks
(By Xouo W. l'utminv, ib tlo Trail Magazine)
1>WoV>iats to starboard!"
Tbo   Oyclono   shook   her   stout
ri<l<fti   liko  n   dripping bog, tbeu
nburad'hcr noso Bpltofutly into tlio noxt
Ma ahead beforo slio lit'toil.
" Itoavriial Thla la a, ulgbtl" Ton,-'
plotou, wireless operator, crowded his
lata agailist tlio glass,nnd t'ieil to peoq
tliruugk lho spl'liv IllTO l!»' WaOKffMS
beyond, "Wlmt is tho old mnn made
of. uiifwavl Thnl young follow is truo
jloil aiul' itralght ns n ship's must
Boforo I'd ilrivo n girl of mine inln tin
teelb of u storm liko lliis I'd lot bor
inniry jjioni tbe pIwboiI. Sbo will, any-
way; liai is, if .tho Freii'd'a ribs uro
is stont as lur ooiuinuniler'a nervo. Mm
thoy nan! In bl iWlflflt, for ibe hns n
ilun il-iii for soino hnrd pounding aloug
this «oisl.    Look al thut!" ,
"Thai" «ns only n mountain iiinong
moving anthills, li giniil ,of lho storm,
li made the Cjrclono etnggor, though,
whon ll. siriu-k her aslnnl, and heeled
hor half upon her side l.olorb lho man
It Ihn wheel brought her lnudi lo hor
job nguiu; I lieu lho laboring serews
racedTS(ie u pair of frightened sehool'
Iniya •* lhe presently slid over Ihn orest
;iml turned them honvoinviml.
Agaiu tho call rang out, with sonic
impatience: ('Two poiuta to larboardl "
Tho Uyclonc wus drifting wltll lho shore
fnrrfot mil the oiloloakod ftguro muttered iri oath as tho U'dfui whs ehll'lod
■ ml tbey rneod ahead In' chase of the
recreaiil. lovers.
"Beforo I'd do that," grumblod tho
operator again, looking down from hia
poreh, "I'd mre give thoiii ah!"
There wua a warning i)niver in. thi
receptor and Templeton's interest cou
tred at onco upon hia own work, the
itorr. forgotten. Someone from thoso
mill* of raging water and ilarkneBS was
calling tne Oyclono. In an instant his
Sogers became hammers, throwing
spurns into the night.
' "Cyclone! Cs-clono!" camo the call
again, in frantic hnatc. "Call C'ye
'lone!"
"How in blazes do they know tho
[Cyclone is horo?" growled the operator,
nursing his key, "unless it's the Pros-
eo; and if it is they're Iryink to trick
us. I'll just fool them." Uo called
back: .    •
' "Who ure youf What la wanted?"
. "Cyclone! Answer, Cyclone!" kept
eooiing out of tho blackness.
"Confound   you,  answer  yourself I
roared  Templeton,  ii|, a  |ftge. , "Who
aro yon, or sluit np!''
A smashing blow against tho Cyclone's sturdy ribs keeled hor far over
tnd threw lhe young operator sprawling
iguinal tho uppoaito wull lu the midst
of the sputtering answer; but ho gather
eil biniselr up promptly nnd swung into
his place1 in time lo enteh:
■ "Tell C.Viloiinlo steer rlenr cf Headland liight. Thv lantern is iluwn. Find
ryilonr.   Keep lier awny."
"Aha! So that's thc gome lo give iis
the slip." growled the operator. "And
, prellv niengfe line it is. ' If I should
tell lhe old mnn how they're lying to
him he'd bo for firing cannon after
tbem -nnd BOrvo thom right." Then he
aa?hcd   nut:
"Why don't you IImi her, idiot, and
icII hcr yours. Iff"
"I lell ymi, We've struck! eume
buck (itlflWm "Wa'rc bard' o|i' Ilia
reef and u'oing to pieeos. \Vo hnye lieen
calling Cyclono, bnt enn't' get her and
w„ can't'lust mueh longer. Find Cyclono asd nam hcr ;lpick,,"
A wave of sodden uncertainty swept
over Templeton. "Who you ore, anyway t" he called,
"The I'roseo; destinntioii nnvwhore;
Jeatiay, tho oeenn bottom. Wo struck
Yo7e"Mtf' rtTi-boiir ago; the light .was
sot. It's nil up wltll us. Keep Cyclone otn"
A .alii tho Cyclono reeled bnek ns
,i giant wave delivered n crushing blow
„f racing w.itor.agai/'st her, und, a rush
of salt spraylburst liver the operator a
i- though it inennt to suffocate
whirled toward tho open doer
I the captain, out or bronth
dug. Then the door slid to
ngain. I      ' \
uow   via talking to lu  this
grojvled  the cniuiliniidiiig of:
fiilciiing up Ihe tape.   "Who hnvo
roil picked ujif"
Templeton wns. olroudy hammering
.ut his mosrage to tho night.
"Huve yon no boats.1 Can you last
till we loach! ynu!"
"No!" eamo the answer. "We're
going to plows now; eun't last ton minute".    Drop lis nnd llml Cyclone."
"You're lying!" answered Templeton
joolv. "This is the Cyclone, nun we
know thai the Fresco hus good boats,
Too're Inking advantage Ot the storm
Willi that yum to keep us buck and
(ire  lis  llm slip."
"Then lor (lod's initio keep nit from
Headland Ijighi!" camo tho frantic
■all. " We're telling the .truth. Keep
iwny!    Till lantern is down.    Fo yon
!•'  ""'" .., • .   .
"Where arc your boatsl" persisted
Templeton, half wuvering in his own
mind. ,
"They loft us soon ns wo struck.
They were all good. I think they'll
ride' the storm.'"
"And tba girl—the rest of thc
•rewf"
"With tho boats. They nut her in
iy force, though she Mnght llko a tiger
t» stay." i'i
"Then yon must, be Proctor, or she
wouldn't have wanted lo" stay. Why
didn't vou bof"
"They're safn,-J think. They .cnn
wenlher it to thc bay all rieht ami will
lurelv be seen ia the morning."
"To heir with thc bonta! Why did
ron atny!"'
' "And leave Capt. Richards to ram
Into this (path-trap emtio as wo did?
S'ol on vor;r life!"        . .
" 'Twna'8r«orv» htm right.!"-roared-
the operator, glancing defiantly at his
suplain. "Mnyho it would ram a> little
nense intn his skull."
"I'd like to bc llierc punching yours
far that. Sav, comrade, dim't just now.
"tf^llrfK!*jrtnrW<».i Ife >-her- f*r*.r
snd things nren't exactly n summer
liicnie on this rock, though it's nil
right. Toll the captain 1 hated to treat
him ns 1 did, lint 1 wauled the girl."
"And now you've Inst her, hilt we're
coming alter jou.   Keep on calling us.
lie
head
hi ill.
.roi face
tnd drip
ita place
"Wh,.
ttormf
le,
HI t'o I
Irom
thnn
I'roseo!   Answer, Fresco!   Froetor!   Are
you thoro?"
Templeton looked' at.-hii captain with
u fooling of sudden horror, and thou
hummo^od out,' calls until his fingers
tidied;' bat tiie night gnvo hack no
answer.
"Let me kuow at mice if yoa pick
lilm up again," ordered the ' captain,
gruffly. Then he rushed to tho bridge
und poured a volley of orders into the
u where the onglnos labored, Unit
Hm good ship In tremble mini
the strain of lu-r flying Bhilfts
u from I In1 hammering she was gel
! by the wines. .v .
'CvcUvnc! I'vclooe!" ■ Teuiple'ioi
"lit ilp the siorv niit of tho night
itiguin, quivering with human inlere-i,
nml propared ta trmiseiibe il fur. hia
chief, "i.biieli, i ycloiie! we're bmak
ing up. PprjQoilTrBnkOjSavfi us !f you
run:  itie gill is here! "
"The girl!    Whal do yon inounf"
'"l.'ho: captajji's daughter, Under-
sliuidf I ordered tlieui to take her in
tlio boat by force and thon clinic up
here tu wniu the Cycloin-. 1 suppose
lliey tried a liltle. She iiiusb.huve
fought liko a demon, and they left her.
She did not let mo seo her until a moment ago.   ('nine!    Cnnie, if ynu can."
Tompioton hurled a. despprato . message lo too bridge that sent the captain (lying down the hatchway with un
aviilunclie t-f iH'rsonally delivered orders.   Then he called back:
"We're eomiiig, and we're coming to
snve you both!"
Again tiie 1'yelone struggled and wai-
lowed deep in the bosom of an attacking wave, but finally righted, breathing
hnrd through her twin stacks, and sending a great cluud of unconsuined coal-
dust skyward. With an oath Temple-
Inn gathered ap his disturbed equilibrium nntl caught the message in its
midst:
" up, even after I go down.   We
have a motor boat on board; thc noo,
she and I came oil in yesterday—I'll
him strike .theso rocks. I'm so glad
wo slaved iiiid found him. Tell duddy
—thoro goes our mast!    Ooo "
Thu spray piled high in blinding
drifts upon the Cyclone's docks as she
wiilliwoii along from trough to trough.
Teiupletou tried repeatedly to communicate with the sinking ship again, but
received no unswer. Again and again
lie In Mowed intn space, bul tho resonator was silent, the only symbol of life
ahead being the glow of a distant boa-
eon down near the water 'i. edge.
Captain Kichards had left the bridge.
With legs aptirt nud hand oil the rail
he stood in the oxtrome prow uf the
boat, an unbending ngiiroliond silhouet-
ed in thc glare of the Cyclone's searchlight, lull nlert lo every detail of his
surroundings. With flapping coat and
hend thrust forward, peering mil to that
beacon across lho wntor, ho glanced
down oeensioiinlly wilh triumphant cnn-
corn at the spfay diishing past on the
storinridileti wines, llc know that the
fury of Ihe sen was dashing itself
not iu helpless rage against those grace-
fully curved sides: thnl lhe spray which
sprang nl him fell shorl of its iniirk;
dial, instead ef being hurled along by
the storm lie was outstripping it nud
lessening lhe number of .billows, one
by one, wlllcn lay between him and the
u'lvck— the nu'uiier thnt would breuli
ngnlnsi tun holplcas I'roseo before ho
reached her. And ho gloried iu his
knowledge,
Kvery instnnl was bringing the Cyclone nearer lo lhe most desperate expel ienee of her enreer. Thero was smite-
I hing nraeinit in the fact, lie lind driven these two, bis children, befure him
llirougli the storm wilh vengeance in
his heart inlo this vory danger, i.ow
lhat their necessity was extreme, the
thought Ihnt he wns rushing to share
it with them, to drag them away from
it, to defy the worst that the sea could
dn, (llled his heart with a groat tenderness—nnd a purpose that could not be
shaken, ,
At tho fumnccs bolow tho stokerB
toiled with battleship energy. They
knew' tho story; and with fnces stream*
ing, tlieir muscular bodies nearly stripped and covered with curious maps
formed Dy rivers of perspiration forcing its way through tho eoal dust, they
poured in' coai until the white-hot
grates were nearly choked.
od tbem fnr uu instant^ as though tie-
ii'ding where to'strike.    .       i \
"Cast your lilies*" thundered the
captain, aiul three wrilhiag serpents
shot ncross tho Fresco's broken dfok
us the wave.crest swept her from, the
anchoring .rocks uud crushed her jirti.
driftwood.
The lines went true, for they were
llung by sailors' hands to eomrudos in
peril, and as they were hauled in by
the same unfaltering hands, the great
wave caught the Cyclone's keel nnd begun lo drive hor bodily upon the rocks
lbo Fresco had just quitted,
"Full speed ahead!" roared the* cap-
tain, as the Cyclone lifted to tho very
crest of the wave.
For one inslnnt the seemingly doomed vessel, driven by iis own power and
the force of the sea, seemed dotorniiueil
to ram a passage through lho solid
rock, Then the mountain of sen swept
majestically ncross the obstacle, nnd.
carrying Ine ship high iu uir upon its
bosom, slid it easily over lhe reef, lhe
Stout koo! barely scraping the barrier
in   pas-dug.
Templeton, looking down from liis
perch above, glanced nl his wnteh ami
muttered under his breath:
"Bully for the old muni Bv George,
bullv to.- the ohl onn!"
f rans Oceanic Aviation
MULTIPLEX t'ELBPIIONY
MOKE
ma
tlniii one (otophone messnge
' now bo sent at the same
time over a single wire, willumi
iiiterferenee, by uu invention of Major
Geqrga 0. Squier, of the United Slates
N.jjiui! Owns, l'nuMienlly the RUme
tiling lifts been done wilh telegraphy
t'nr yenrs, although four meNHUtfes is the
maximum no fur sent with eommereinl
suecess. Squier's method, we nre told
iu nn editoriul in The Eleetrieul Review und Western filectrieinn, is based
nn tho superposition cf currents of different frequencies, wiih the use of
properly tuned transformers for isolating these at tho receiving end. Curiously
enough, the rates of vibration chosen
are bo high that they cannot be heard
directly. The Bounds heard at tbe receiver are due not to theae rapid vibrations themselves but to the variation in
what is called the "effective value" of
the currents, which changes with audible frequency.   We read: .
"Arcording to announcements made,
■I '1115 -recent long distunee ilightn,
J ileum I.- (ruling the improvements
that h;ive been eltVuted in the e.on-
stnii'lioi) ef aeroplanes, both thei.reti-
eally an.i meohauk'nlly, lmvo revived,
siivji Wngiiieerlng, the inteiest in name
nniliitiovs schempb propo&rd to test the
(-li|iiirlffip uuditlia. outlook uf u?ri:il lo
ct/motlon, l?oremoal among these is Ine
man to cross lhe Atlantic in an uir-
snip, Sueh u projcel hud Hm origin- iu
thr fertile bruin ol un American jour-
uulist, Mr. Joseph I'.rurl.or, nnd hia en-
iluiMasiu lias mi nllVetiHr o.liem ili^t'a
committee has been fbrtued, which, on
In.th technical mnl fii.ji.ncia! jjrouads, le
«'.;iji;iHc oi starling litis projeel on ilu1
road lo fulfilment. Tho scheme has advanced to tIto |N>int of |'l:u)intf contracts
with German Unas'of redtyjuized standing, wlm aie prepared to provido tbe
llccessai'v equipiHC!.!. which will include
—iu aililitii.u tu a ilirigil.lr balloon of
(tvrgo dimension!, a ifuut, seaworthy
boat, to be attached tu llie airship, and
lo bq used iu case of accident to the
:n'i in| apparatus. The plan evolves,
therefore, not only the 'carriage- of a
rcriain number of passengers across the
Allaniic, but also of a vessel, ia which
the journey might have been made.
While wc commend the caution thus exhibited, it is evident that trans oceanic
llight, handicapped in this manner, will
muke little progress.
The bailoou itself is necessarily n
serious affair, but far less capacious
thnn a Zeppelin, lt will be of elliptic
form, about 100 feet long and nearly
50 feet in diameter in the ceutre. To
obviate the dilliculties arising from
solar radiation, the gns bag will be enclosed iu an outer covenr^ of some
a ou -heat-conduct ing material, leaving
an air space of 4 feet li inches between
this covering and thc gag bug proper.
At Ihe same time a Imllonet of peculiar
construction, which is still a matter for
experiment, will be provided. In this
way it is assumed tbat the loss of gas
will be reduced to a minimum, and no
RESULTS OF THE NOST IMPORTANT HARNESS STAKES OF 1910
Slake nnd ]J»tc.
Amenvan Derby, Rendvlln, Aug. JO	
Hii«k*\i', 2'.Ill .trot, Cnlumlaie, fl«yt. 28	
Chariot: Onk, S.Ott imt. Itotnlvillc, Sept. 8	
Kaipirc, 2.14 trot, 8,vrnnino, Bepti 14	
Pnfnmtre, 3.13 trot, Grand Knptilfl, July 30.
Horseman Put., a yearn, Detroit, Auk- l	
Horm-nian Fut., 2 years, Detroit, Aug, 2	
Uoi sc Bfftfib'rs'  Fat,. UiTulville. Aug. :il   	
Horse Review Fut... fl yrn., ('ohitulam, Bflpti 29. . .
liorse RoVtew Pat;, fl ym., Ooluml.ua, bept. 29.. ,
Horse World, 0 ws., Syracuse, Sopt, ll	
Hosier-CotumhUs, 2.Ki trot, CiihunlatB, pept, 30. .
Kontucky Put,, 8 yrs., Lexington, 0«, 4.....	
Kontucky Fut., 2 yrs, l,uxiii|[t<iii, Oct. 5... 7.'..
Mnssni'huivits, 2.14 troll Kewlville. Sept. tt	
V.Mr  :t yrs., Empire City, Aug. 33, ...'	
W. nn.l M\. 2.21 Irot, ITUrofl QS- 3 ■-.	
Ohio, 2.11 trot, Oleveland, Auk. li 	
Rtftllltto. 3 ym„ Lrxiiiglult. Oct.  10	
ymck Ptirin Fut., Ji yrs.,.C(»lii';i'oiH, Sept. 21... . .
'I'niusylTaiiia, 2,13 Irot.' LAcillgton, Oct. 10   . .f. . .
2 M trot. KnlsmAod) Jul? 27  ..
2 16 trot, Buffnlo, Aug. 17	
2.20 tior, lniliaii'H'"lis. Baptl 147 [• •<
Firm
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 .loan  ...	
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... .Dudta   Archdnlo    ,,..   .
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... ,M1sb Stokos	
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.Dudie Archdale....
.Ganiar	
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.Obfttty Direct	
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.Lady Green	
.Fivily Ellon	
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Cnin.-.ijc.k, S-Oti pare. Grand KapidH, .'nly 21 ,
Horne Breeders' Fut.. :i yrs.. itemlville, Aug. 81
Ilnrifo Rirlaw Fni., 8 yrs:, Qolutnbus, Bfljpt. 29...
HorsD Worl.t. a yrs'., BynMiu, BAW 11	
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King, 2.Of. IJSCO, Coinnil'us, Srpt. 2(1 '	
Mrplf Leaf. 2.15 pare, Buffalo, Aug. 10	
Matron, ;i yra., Einoira city. Aug, 20 ,j.. .-
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Syracuse, 2.13 pace, Syraruso, Sept. 12........
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put hor in that whon tho worst comes.
It mav last till vou mod lu-r. AnyWu.v,
'twill be another chanco. Worst is, I'll
have to tie her in. Zulcosl but sho's
Inynl.- 'TwiH bfhard to maUc hei go.
iVna't. except by ftrco.'
"(io with her, itliot! Presro! Vfet*-
col Proctor! For Optl's sake, mnjK if
you've got a boat along, iiko it rur both
of yfut. Dou't send lho phi alomv-like
that."
»I couldn't help fcer any by gBngj
nnd it's only safe fan one, In this storm.
There's a cbauco it might carry' her
through. Anyway, I in tint stay here
and keep our headlight pointed to guide
you towarti lier, as long as t have one.
Thwio c**e^ cur nnfloplnto and about
thirty foot of good buck-door. \lt 's
good-bye now, I giy&s. Keep a raarn
tckont giT Kittle. XMl start the boat
off toward you. if 1 ean. Quick Ofl
yuu pick aer \t\* keep oil' to laibouni.
Thfl reefs arc rs thMk as shark 's tcctli
here '
Templeton cut him off Impatiently,
with the ronr of his own inessngK
" We can sec your headlight. Aru
you good  for fifleen minutes?"
"No. Wo ean'tntnud mme than tt
wave or two now, J'll hnve to laiinclt
the girl, if T can, and keen the dytfimoB
running to guide you. Toll Capt, Richards I m sorry fot tbo trouble I've
mnde him. He always treated mfillke
a mun. Ask Kiltio,' some duy, to nir-
give me for iming foVce with her at the
last. It hurts, old fellow, more limn anything else; but it's the only way. Good
bye!" ;,
Templeton turned, and spoke a few
words witb the captain, new standing
nt his side. Then he threw himself upon his key ns tbongli bc meant to drive
it bodily tbrougb the storm.
"Wait. Presco! Proetorl This i,
from Capt. Richards. He lays: 'Tell
them two children qf mine to stick together, whatever conies. Tell tbem thai
it will -take us fifteen minutes yet to
reach thor and that we're going to do
it in just half the .time or blow up the
Cyclone I    Do yon get me?   Answer."
"Yea. I get you. but I'm nr.t Proctor.
TM*-4s'from- KittieJ .Inck bas gom* below to hunt ine out and launch nie, I
suppose, and I have given him the grand
:Jodge.   ]lo did not know thnt I under'
ftnort  the code or knew wllnt ho wan
«nying to you.   I dr., nnd t stay'bore.
right-on this job*  Tell,djiddy good bve
for me, mid oh, T want to thank' him
for his  splendid   courage—a   little bit
of which 1 think lie lias given to ino.
Tell blm I tun no| nfratd; not since .Inck
■■ •■■  ' M... ...-i ..- r,„.,l j,!.., ,,it <i.„ r„..f.
It would have been awful to hare let
• In tho engine room lhe (drain was in-
sislunt. The great shaft quivered from
end to end ns it took the red-fcot energy
in at one end and gave it ont at tlio
other, whcro-tlie screws were wrestling
with tbo sen. Occasionally a heavy
crash fell with the force rd' a railway
train against tbo straining sides of the
yhip;nnado them .tremble and spring in
fur a momont, buf eould not break thott
strength. Heath lurked all around
tlieiu, tno, and was held back by only
F) few inches of iiuman-inado restraint.
Under Itieir foot—how close no ono had
any means of knowing in that awful
run—hung jftgged rocks and sharp-
edged leilges, tinder tho Cyclone's keel
and threatening to rip it open from
stem to htorn at a touch; still the daring boat, spurred forward by the will
uf that intrepid man iu the oilskin
coat, dashed foarlessly toward tho light
ahead.
The waters hissed around the Cyclone's prow, then scurried nlong her
sides in snllon anger at their failure lo
retard her. They piled up in great hills
aud sprung upon her from above, do
terniiticd tu overwhelm her witb Iheir
.vi ight. she arose mujosticftlly out of
each exultant swirl and hurled thom
luck in playful unconcern, bor own
snood undisturbed by their prowess.
The Cyclone wns riding the waves now,
instead of climbing them, it ml she
managed to outstrip tbem two to one.
Already tho dismantled lighthouse
arose, griiu and sombre, out of the raging waters, in the glare of tho searchlight. The light on the wreck was gone;
however, a portion of the hull could
still be seen lifting and falling with
eacb passing billow, but still clinging
forlornly to its place.
It was a channel of constant menace,
tbat passage ahead, with its plentiful
carpet of reefs; but the Cyclone poked
hcr nose into it without faltering, ns
though in hn ste to meet her fate. Her
deck crew, drawn up by the rail, with
lifeline coiled ready to cast, gave not
a thought to the swinging boats' upon
which their own lives might soon depend. Their every thought was centered on the two figures clinging to the
wreck, toward which tbey were so rapidly drifting.
■.Suddenly the shuddering under their
feet was stilled. The engines had stop
nod, ns though this bold invader of the
deep, brought, face to face with its
dread enemy, was awed into silence. A
mighty wave, a giant aiming its foi
lows, us tiiough inyaiting the opportunity, darted upon Ihem, measuring thetr
strength nnd taunting them with it
nwn overwb
not only mny a number of telephone
conversations bo thus carried on upon
the samo line, but it is possible to send
at tbe samo time telegraph messages,
that is to sny, messages whicli aro
transmitted with the ordinary key and
received upon tho ordinary sounder. The
principle of separation is here the same
as with.the telephone piessages.
"The method involved in this new
invention is sO slmplb that, like many
others, after it is'ouce explained otte
.wonders why it. has not been utilized ber
lore. Tho operations'Kre similar to the
famous experiments of Helntboll*/, in
analysing sound waves into their various constituents by the use of apparatus which was tuned to- pick out lhe
various components of a complex SOU nil.
The secret of tho sueaess hero lies in
using for lhe various components employed frequencies which are themselves
inaudible and therefore produce io ap
preeiable effect in tbe toWttfone, for if
these vibrations were Inkeli up by the
diaphragm aud were audible thoy would
BO interfere with tin- sound of the u«n
fui vibrations as to disguise them be-
yond recognition.
"Accenting to Mr. Frank I,, I'erry,
this is not the lira! time that more than
une telephone, message has boon sent
over n Single circuit. According to the
elsimB of Mr. Perry, sucb a foal was
performed in Chlc&gb over Iwo years
agiv, but without a knowledge of the
method used by Mr. I'erry it is impos
Bible to make any comparison between
his accomplishment nnd that achieved
in the Washington laboratory.
"Major Squier is to bo complimented not only upon hia evolution of what
promises to bc n very useful invention,
but also.upon his action in giving the
best, results of his time amPlnbor to
the public. While mauy persons regard
lhis as the only proper thing to do iu
lite ense of one whv is in the public, service, it is not always that such obligations are recognized, so that the public
roc
untoward circumstances arise from tho
Inevitable healing of the balloon covering. I tn mediately under the bailoou
there is to bo a platform capable of accommodating a crew ,who will havo to
attend to tho steering, bnlanc'hsr, gas
eontrol, etc.; and bolow this agann. in
tlio [ilaoe the car usually occupies, will
bo a substantial boat, 30 foot long and
nbout I) feet beam, lu tbe hold of this
bojir. will be carried a motor of some
-III Iftirse power, capable of revolving lho
air propeller, or, if adverse ci renin
Panics Bupervone, the screw of tho boat
when lowered into the ualor. This boat
also carries a large tank nf gasoline,
provisions,  kitchen  galley, etc.
Numerous    ingenious    devices    have
been introduced, and that the scheme is
practicable  tor a  certain  distance may
possibly be admitted. Hut the step from J pred, and an
covering a fow hundred miles on land (granted,   Tli
from H to 10 miles un hour can bo eon
I'nl en tly anticipated, mul theso aro also
t he months that aro most freo from
.listiirbing cycloues. Theroforo the nt-
lemjH will iio mado in tbe spring, and
lho direction of the current from oast
to west decides that the aeronauts shall
stall .'frojjiJEuMfie and ondearor to
roach/Tinerica. .Vol only will the force
and direct ion of tbis current provo of
gutat assistance, but In the aoue in
whicli ii obtaiusHiera is small variation
in tlio daily temperature. Since it is
doMiahle iu ki'ep tho gas al a constant
lempeinMrv, ihi.- fnct ft also in favor
ot tho rotftc, uw.. oMho schema The
grontosl chance of^nceoss, therefore,
points Lo n course which, starting from
''adiz, will pass by Madeira and Toner
irt'c, ai.d maiutainitig a generally W.
s. w. direction, .vill endeavor to make
I'orto "Rico.   Tin e along the chain of
islands loading to llavnnn, this course
is easy. Ou leaving Cuba, New Oilcans
will be the gaol, and" finally Itorosa tbe
Slates to New Vork. The' whole passage involves n journey of more thaa
7,OOP miles, divided as follows:
Miles
Cadiz to Tenortfl'e      807
Tenorill'e to I'orlo I'ieo .... 3,219.
Porto Uieo to Havana 1..124 .
Havana to New Orleans ....     074
New Orleans to Now  Vork..   1,382
li is estimated that the journey across
the ocean can bo completed in* flvo or
six  days,  but  the  airship  will  bs  provided with gasoline aud equipment for***
a much longer period.
Supposing the experiment is carried
to a successful issue, it will be aHked,
What iloes it prove? What new scion
title fact has boun gained? Whnt pros-
poets docs it open up for improved locomotion ,ur moro economicu) modes of
transit? Wo must confess that, however dazziingly tho project may appeal
to the imagination, however convincing
ly it displays the power of science and
ingenuity, it will remain, wo believe, a
barren result. The promoters must
naturally tune a more hopeful view. It
iB for them to put forward some tempting by-products os nn inducement, or ae
an excuse, for the expenditure and the
riBk. Thoy urge that meteorology will
be provided with moro exact knowledge
of the behavior of the trade winds, and
of the motion of tho upper atmosphere,
while aeronautical problems will be
studied on a scale which will remove
tho hindrances by which odvnnce is now
beset, aud introduce processes that will
revolutionize tbe ordinnry methods of
travel. Advocates of aviation foresee
tbo construction of airships that will
have a velocity which, combined with
that of the trade wind, will transport
the hardy aeronaut, to America in the
short space of fifty hours. We tind It
cTi 111 cult to share these roseate views nt
least as the result of n single experiment. Whnl form aeria| craft may be
destined to assume in the future "can
not bo predicted, but as far ss ean be
seen at present, high velocities are Iim
ited to tht! lieavier-than air machines.
My constantly increasing the velocity
the area of the supporting surface may
DO as continuously reduced, and thiV
rule may point to the adoption of n
form of helicopoter as the racing machine of the future,    Tho possibilitief
Of the dirigible balloon seem limited'tn
being the burden bearing machine of
the future, capable of carrying considerable tonnage at a low speed. In thil
capacity a verv useful enreer lies before
it.
lh.
omc thousands over sea is
idable   one.    It   may   rof be   lo.
i to say thai the risks Incroaso witl
WRECKING A BRIDGE EY ELECTRICITY
ONT! of the most ingenious inos te
which electricity was ever put wae
in the wrecking of a bridge over
tbo Wabash in Indiana.
The bridge had been purchased by the
county authorities, who Intended to replace it by a steel structure erected on
tbo old piers and abutments. The-
owner agreed to remove tho bridco in
thirty days. The tusk proved much
greater than had been anticipated, but
it was successfully accomplished.
The chief difficulty lay in the shorl
time agreod upon for tho removal of the
bridge. Several wreckers to whom the
matter was submitted declared'that it
would bo impossible within thirty daya
to pul! down the old •bridge without in
j jury to the piers.
The structure mighl be blown up witb
I dynamite, but the explosion would also
I destroy the piers. Were it fired, tho
heat would crack and injure the mason
|ry of tho bridge. The tidily days ex-
xielision of one we.'!,- wai
owner  was  at  liis  wits'
end, when  he chanced  upon an  ileilri
ftian wh.. proposed, uot to blow up the
bridge, but to bum it opart    His pro
in:-.' :»f the distance traversed.|posnl was gladly accepted.   Kadi span
the   bridge   WttS   composed i
nis are recognized, so that the pub
c el ves the benefit'.''
A Pleasant Purgative. — Parmolee's
Vegetable Pills nre so compounded as to
operate on both the stomach and the
bowels, so that they act along the whole
nlimcrtary and excretory passage. They
are not drastic iu their work, but mildly
purgative, nnd tho pleasure of Inking
tbem i*1 only erpmlled by the gratifying
etfect they produce. Compounded only
of vegetable sttbstunces the curative
qualities of which wore fully tested,
t\\nv afford relief without chpnee of
ming power as it npproacb I injury.
One would lile tt. have more assurance
on the quostipo of navigation, or the
accurate determination of position.
Oaean cun'tits of a slow moving and
wqjbrecognized type, and of whose posi
lion the navigate;- in ^perfectly aware,
.an work very disastrously .on ships,
and it Seems not impossible bin lhat ia
tho swifter and unknown aerial currents
I here may lurk a source of danger which
has been very inadequately npprohe*<d
od. One ean imagine c iron mat anco>-
in which the compass would become use
less, nnd sextant observations more un
certain than on the [instable deck of a
ship. Mat the dangers threatened from
tbese sources nro so obvious that we
may be sine they hnvo beon considered
and provided for by the members of the
commit lee of whicli wc lyivo spoken.
The proper course for the airship to
follow lias been a matter of grave consideration. The principle that deter
mines the laying of a submarine cable
does not applv here, The shortosi
eonih-e, naturally confined to high lati
tildes, is not the most suitable. The one
factor to bo considered is the prevailing
direction of lho wind, and this, when
known, will decide both the most ju
die ions eourpo and tli" season op tbe
year for lhe attempt. ' The aircnrreul
known as the "trade wind." which car
rind the frail hn>l; of Columbus to n
safe haven iu the West Indinn Isles,
will be selected lo carry the first airship
above the wave-, of the Atlantic Ocean.
The trade winds si re a tolerably uniform current of air in a zone varying
little from L'n deg. north latitude, lii the
winter and spring months a volocity of
'of
Wttfl composed U threi
Itimbors each. The twenty ;-c?en Fills
| were to bo cut simultaneously, m that
I tho span would drop botwoen tbe piers
into the river. The cult ing was to be
accomplished by burning through the
j wood with loops of iron resistance madt
red hot by the passage nf the electric
j current.
The job was begun. Fifty-four resist
ance loop! wero healed to wreck each
span, and tbo spans were wrecked one
at a time. Sufficient current was used
to boat the iron wires cherry-red. The
result was exactly the samo with everv
span. BdtWodn ilie turning on of the
current and tho fall of tbe span an hour
and foily minutes elapsed. Then the
mass of timbers fell into the water well
inside tbo piers, so (bnt they wero uninjured.
Tho cut made by tho hot wiro wns
sharp and clean, and the wood was not
charred more than an inch from the
place of fracture.
The whole operation took but a few
hours.   The current was first turned on
at about, five o'clock in the morning, snd
the last span
r-bed.
at two in the afternoon
crashed down to tbe riv<
The metropolitan police of Londoi.
look after 8,200 miles of roads and
streets.
Shilohs Cure
Iuiclljr  atop* roughs,
!• tkr~* «»4 lorni*.
cmrta coldn,  h.-ul,
•   •   •       23 c<-uta THE ISLAMDEtt, Cl'MUKUI.ANf), l\.C
ONLY
A FEW
LOTS LEFT
ON MAIN STREET.
Get in at Original Prices.
G. R. BATES,
REAL   ESTATE   AGENT
COURTENAY
S. <1. HANSONS
NOTICE
lllll,   .1  9 1'. M.  f..r  the   |,unl>»■» ul
Bliiokii7, iiiib  via ■ u    f Loi   Nn. 641,
Ifl' Up     ||ut    N,:,.  Ift I -tlnnistel Ili-. ve',
- ii uhi u. I iu ilia City of VaiiO'.uver, sud
neiug the site uf tho old Provinoial Court
House. Each tender must be enclosed
in * registered letter and must be addrvs
sed to the undersigned, and plainly mark
ed "Tendera tor Old Vancouver Court
House Site," and muat be accompanied
by an accepted cheque tor teu per com
of th. first payment uf the purchase iu m
ey. Payment (nt th. property will bo
occapud in instalmenta ut nnequarter
uf .tie puicbaa. money. The hm in
ii.-l> lusMlmenta to be paid within ilnr
y days alter the acoaptauce uf the tender, and the nther three, am,u,lly there,
ifter, with intereat at an per cent per an
ium. ln the event nf the person whose
euder is accepted failing tu complete the
rhe sale to hiin will be cancelled and his
an per cent deposit forfeited. The che
iiuw oa unsuccessful tenderers will be re
turned. The highest or any tender will
uu. !„cesaarily be accepted. No commissions uf auy hind will be allowed,
William H, Hoss,
Minister uf Lauds
Department of Landa
Victoria, B. 0.
March 7th.   1911
it. laid .inst «aa- i
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„in< oeriiHl     211.09 I
I ttCM'CT
f»W.A
l",Mr«i"'*i;-T*l r*l ,'-l" '«Vf*rfV*i f*\ ■-., r»i-,»|
i ,S    111 IIArCltlNO,
HILLCREST POULTRY PAKM
DUNCAN, 11.0. J«
I'er 13.
Per UIO
J.I.WI
113.00
:i.M
IS.IBI
i.jll
11.311
■ 2.IU,
ttl.llll
, IHE HElll EflCLP ftOTEL
JAMES WALTERS,
PROPRIETOR
; THE POOREST OF WINES, LIQUOR k BEER ;
ALSO THE BEST OF CIGARS.
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
CUMBERLAND, B. C.
-CORNER STORE
r
PAY DAY SPECIALS
SPRING SUITS FOR MEN
j All tlte Latest Patterns & Styles. |
t
PRICES :-$8.50. 12.50,15.00 & up
J. N. McLEOD
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE IB IKHEBY niv.N that ihe
reserve until g by reason uf a
notice published in th. British Columbia (latette nf the 27th. day of Decern,
ber, 1907, orer lands situated on the
But aide of Teiada Island, lying to the
aouth of Lot Mo. 20, formerly covered
by Timber License No. 13450, which
expired on the 7th day of May, 1SHM,
is cancelled, and that the said Ian !a will
be open for location under the pruvii-
inns of the "Land Aot," after niMniaht
on June ISth. 1911'
Hosier A. IUxwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands-
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C.
9th. March. 1911
H. M. Beadnell,
Comox, B, C.
^*t^^*m*SA**AA—AAr^.AW.
Agent for E & N.
Lands
Comox  District.
WMMMMNMM«AMMMMMM)WMMMMM^
Grocers & Bakers
Dealers In all kinds of Oood
Wet Goods
Best Bread and Beer in Town
Agents tor Pilsener Beer
.SUPER PERUSING RITES
Display Advertisements
75 cenbi lift' eiiliitnii Inoh per mnnth,
Special rule for liulf page or moro.
Condensed Advertisements
1 unnt 1 word, 1 issue ; iiiiiiiinuiii oliai'ga 'i'i emits,
No accounts run for tlti- olnsa of advertising
m____i___
Onion Lobdtt No  11, I. O 0. F.
Meets every Friday evening at 7 twloofc
in 1. 0, 0. F. Hull.   Visiting brethern
welcome,
,! \* E  Abton, Seokktauy
I (ini IWkIiukI, Comox District, have beech
'< rntitiii.fi logs of tlds stamp! -XT, and square
wllh letter 0 In eentro. If ownornwUli t» claim,
nleue cotnmunlcaU to doliajr oipetuae,  Addnwi
J Kll mail l*lea*i,
A FIXE LINE OF NEW
MATERIALS JUST HE-
:   :   :   CEIVED   :   :   :
P. DUNNE
Up-to-date Merchant Tailor
DUNSMUIR AVENUE
s.W. Cotoitts.
"Lee ding Tobacco King."
Better known as
"LONG WILLIE"
Dealer In Fruits, Candy, Cigars
and Tobacco.
___ I'.illiurd HiMiiit in coiinuctiiui
The
Star
Third St. £ Penrith Arenne
MAXWELL k HORNAL
Proprietora
AU kinds of hauling done
First-claBB Rigs for Hire
Livery and team work promptly
attended to
Local Atgr.nt ttir
The London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance Co.
Oet rates before insuring elsewhere
Office: Cumberland
C.A. Powell
PHOTOGRAPHER
NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Post Cards, Views & Portraits
Prlces.Reasonable.
WORK GUARANTEED
1 Cllll
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH
Horseshoeing a  Specialty
Third Ave., Cumberland
Mah Lee
Laundry
P. 0. BOX 294
Satisfaction
Guaranteed
Near the Haw Mill
•iurv »iw <> -yii j :\ •4w\ *3w\ »aW\
THE
CUMBERLAND
= HOTEL ===
W. MERRIFIELD, Prop.
The finest hotel in the city.
BAYWABI) UND  DISTRICT
Dlatrlct ol Suyward
TAKK NOTU'K lliat Oeorge Porter, <>f Vtmeover
occupation tnrlw, intemiit to apply tut permission
tn piii-rhasit lho fidlimiiic dcwrllti'd ItUtdftt—
Commencing nt a ptwt planted »t tin- •*. k Miner
uf T. I.. 87116 tlience about .mi chain* went{thenee »
iitiut uo I'hiilitH north to shore Hnei Uiunce nooth-
nait, followtnit show line to |tt>lut el cutuiueiK'emt-ul
i -lutJitniiK ow acrue more or irns.
Ueorge Porter
Karl Clint*, Agent
?%   _t~
flff Furiiitttve
m
jot
to
Wallpaper
Crockery
Etc., etc^j
A nice line of Iron Bedsteads;
$H. * $40.
just arrived
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tr^i? iJ^^vS ahia'ms ^_:.. ^.^\js}\, l* ~l 75>* .-«!■* ^5R«5
YOUR NAME IS
— GOOD —
^VJ/^i-'   "".'.   '
Anything
in the
Jewellery
Line
X';^        Bold
on a Small
:5P      Monthly
\
Payment
^54TCHF!
STODDART
THE    JBWELLEE
Next door to Royal Bank, opposite Post Office
Capital $6,300,000
Reserve 17,000,000
THE ROYAL BANK
OP eftNADA
Draft* Issued In any currency, payable all ovsp tha world
SPECIAL ATTENTION paid to SAVINOS ACCOUNTS, and tntareat at
hlghMt oupvent pates allowad on dopoalta or fl and upwards
CUMBERLAND, B.C., Branoh OPEN DAILY
COURTENAY.B.C.SuhBraneli OPEN TUESDAY8AND FRIDAY8
UNION WHARF, B.C.,8ul> Branch-OPEN THURSDAYS
H. F. Montgomery, Manager
DAI >w.i l>  l..l.>.> ItlHihICT
District of Mtyunrtl
TAKK NOTICE that «lllliuii Mmlttlnon Fraior,
<>f Vuifinivpr ft,o. occupntfoncarpenter, intend*lo
apply for purmiHsion to puiL'tiuxu tlt« following dc.
scrilit'il Iqndn—
Ciuntneni'lng at a post plante<1 nlnmt SO clialiiH
nortli vt tlio •*. W, corner of T. I. 27l»r>; tlience aouth
so ubalnt; thence west ho nhabw; thence north 60
ciiain-.; tlitsucp cast so chulne lo pulnt of comment'*
tnuitt, containing f'-ii- neree mort! urltms.
WilltumMaddUon fruiter
I'jirl Lllno/Agenti
h:iu>. Starch loth, mil (apl 1)
HAYWAUf) LAND DISTRICT
I>islrid uf Saywiird
TAKK N0T1> K tnat Alfred t autanche of Vancouver IJ.i:., occupation plahtenir. intends to  apply
■n poniibHion topuu-htv tho following described
latnU-
t nitiriienctiiB at p'nt ]tUi)tH[hitinnt20cltainHnorth
of tlm S W corner of T I, 117196; thence weat 80
chains; thence nortn in chaini) th«nc« east 40 chains
thence ni>rth 40 ch*lns{ tlioncu east<0 chains; thtn-
ce south 80 chants to point nf cummencemeDi con
Mining U40 acres more or lew
Alfred C'autanche
Karl Cllne, Af ent
March it;ili*ii»il («pl 1)
mmm
WE
have recently received
a carload of
McLAITtiHLIN
Carriages &
BlTGGlP]S,
and are prepared to quote you  Latent
Prices and Best Terns :   ;
(iive us a call
McPhee &
Morrison
 GENERAL    MBHCHHNTB   	
Courtenay

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